Walter Ray “Payday” Schooling Sr., 76, of Bardstown, passed away Thursday August 29, 2019 at his residence. He was born August 25, 1943 in Lebanon Junction, former employee for Jim’s Key Market in Lebanon Junction, Geoghegan Trucking Company, and retired from Willett Distillery, and of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Schooling; sister, Rosemary Schooling; and three brothers, Jessie, Jerry, and “Dickie” Schooling.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Schooling; two daughters, Stephanie (David) Walls, and Melissa (Rich) Thompson; son, Walter Ray (Carrie) Schooling Jr. all of Bardstown; eight grandsons, Seibon Schooling, Trejan Walls, Kaiden Thompson, Nathaniel McDole, David Walls Jr., Deshawn Wiggington, Cameron Wiggington, and Braylan Wiggington; six granddaughters, Kiasia Thompson, Mercedes Durrett, Latrice Walls, Alesia Wiggington, Jazmine Raider, and Leila Schooling; two great-grandchildren, Ava Walls, and Quincy Schooling; brother, Charles (Beulah) Schooling of Radcliff; sister, Darling Thompson; cousin, Barbara Holston both of Cincinnati; special friend, Larry (Twalla) Miller; and host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday September 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Bardstown, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. Rev. Michael N. Smith and Rev. Jewell Brock will officiate. Visitation will be 5 – 8 pm Wednesday September 4 and 9 – 10:15 am Thursday September 5 at Barlow Funeral Home.