Roy Lee Ethington Sr., 78, of Cox’s Creek, passed away Wednesday February 20, 2019 at his residence. He was born March 31, 1940 in Deatsville, retired from Whayne Supply, and a member of New Salem Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and later honored as deacon emeritus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Oza Mae Ethington; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Ethington.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Ethington of Cox’s Creek; four sons, Don (Holly) Ethington of Bowling Green, Gary Ethington of Bardstown, Bryan (Donna) Ethington of Versailles, and Roy Lee (Becky) Ethington Jr. of Mathews, Virginia; daughter, Sandy (Ronnie) Pugh of Cox’s Creek; fifteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday February 23, 2019 at New Salem Baptist Church, with burial in New Salem Baptist Cemetery. Pastor Jonathan Gann will officiate. Visitation will be 1 – 8 pm Friday February 22 at Barlow Funeral Home and 11 am – 2 pm Saturday February 23 at New Salem Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may go to New Salem Baptist Church,2775 Deatsville Rd., Cox's Creek, KY 40013 or Cindy Ethington Memorial Scholarship Fund, 283 Wildcat Lane, Bardstown, KY 40004.