Orville Ray Threlkeld, 78, of LaGrange, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at University Hospital.
He was assistant Pastor and Music Minister at Trinity Baptist Church. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Civil Engineering, had a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He was lieutenant Governor of KY-TN Kiwanis, a member of St. Matthews and LaGrange Kiwanis Club, a member of Louisville Regional Science Fair Board, and a longtime member of St. Matthews Baptist Church. He also was a retired Oldham County Engineer, and retired owner of James L. Spaulding and Associates Engineering, and a reservist in the Military Engineer Corps.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Orville F. and Jane K. Threlkeld, and wife Jean S. Threlkeld. He is survived by wife Martha Anne; daughter, Rae-Jean Threlkeld; grandsons, Christian T. Ballentine, Wesley J. Ballentine, and Gabriel I. Ballentine; sister, Phyllis T. Carlson (Roger); stepdaughter, Becky Richardson (Vic); step grandchildren, Scott Richardson and Laura Sheridan (Adam); and seven step great0grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood with burial to follow in Sunset Cemetery, Frankfort. Visitation will be Tuesday 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to LaGrange Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 601, LaGrange, KY 40031; or Louisville Regional Science Fair, Inc., c/o Kentucky Science Center, 727 West Main Street Louisville, Kentucky 40207 -2633. Condolences: stoessfuneralhome.com.