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Carl Donald Comer

July 24, 1931 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 86)

Carl Donald Comer, 86, of Bardstown, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday February 1, 2018 surrounded by his family.  He was born July 24, 1931 in Lebanon to Carl and Dorothy Newton Comer, and grew up in Hodgenville where he was a graduate of Hodgenville High School.  He earned an Associate’s Degree from Bellarmine University.


Don was a veteran of the Naval Air Force and retired from Kentile Floors.  He was a founding member of Bardstown Bassmasters, and most proud to have been a co-founder and long-time manager of the Historic Bardstown Antique Show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 and was named Official Antique Show of the Commonwealth by Kentucky State Legislature.  He was a member of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral.  His Catholic faith was very important to him, as were his family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Denise Comer Simpson of Lexington.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Ann O’Daniel Comer; two sisters, Rita Smith of Hodgenville, and Ginger Luzon of Louisville; three children, Doug (Mary) Comer of Shepherdsville, Donna (Don) Pursifull of New Carlisle, OH, and Diane Comer of Louisville; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, Colleen Courtwright of Nicholasville, Carl Harris of Bardstown, Laura Harris of New Carlisle, Jordan Simpson of St. Louis, MO, and Natalie Simpson of Lexington; and three great-grandchildren, Evan Williams, Carolyn Williams, and Henry Courtwright.


His Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Saturday February 3, 2018 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate.  Visitation will be 2 to 8 pm Friday February 2 and 8 to 9:15 am Saturday February 3 at Barlow Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may go to Hospice of Nelson County or Room in the Inn for Nelson County.

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