Charles V. “Bo” Bean, 93, of Lenore, Kentucky in Nelson County, died peacefully at his home on Monday April 1, 2019. Bo was born May 10, 1925 to Charles Duvall Bean and Mary Powers Bean. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and was proud to be a lifelong Kentucky Farmer.
Bo was well known for his optimism, quick wit, kind, and generous spirit. He had an engaging personality, enjoyed helping others and loved trading stories with his friends.
Bo’s many talents included making unique horseshoe cowboys, writing witty, down-home poems and making walking sticks from split tobacco stakes. He gave hundreds of these items away to his friends and family. Bo enjoyed all types of music but especially loved country and gospel.
As a senior at Bardstown High School he received the Kentucky FFA Star Farmer Award. He was a member of the 1941 Bardstown Tiger Football team that scored 286 points to their opponents’ zero. He served seventeen years on the Nelson County School Board, and 50 years with perfect attendance on the Samuels Field Airport Board. He served two terms on the FSA Board and was very active with Nelson County Farm Bureau. In 2006 was inducted into the Farmers Hall of Fame by Nelson County Farm Bureau.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tillie Bean; sister, Jane Denny, brother, Colonel James Bean, and twin brother Elmer Bean.
He is survived by his son, Terry (Glenna) Bean; daughter, Kathy Bean; granddaughter, Allison Bean (Zachary) Taylor; two great-grandsons, whom he adores, Ayden and Bryce Taylor; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Bean and June Bean; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and many special friends.
Bo has chosen cremation and his ashes will be spread on his farm that he loved so much. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate his life at Parkway Baptist Church on Tuesday April 16 at 11:00 am with visitation and a fellowship meal to follow from 12 to 3 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Bo, to Hospice of Nelson County, 711 McDowell Blvd., Bardstown KY, 40004, Parkway Baptist Church or New Salem Baptist Church.
Our family would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire Hospice staff for the excellent and compassionate care they provided to Bo in the last few weeks of his life.