John E. Church

Funeral services for John E. Church, 70, Frankfort, will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Buck Run Baptist Church. Dr. Hershael York will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens where VFW Post #4075 will present military honors.

Mr. Church died Friday at Univerity of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Lexington. A native of Brookings, S.D., he was a US Navy veteran. He spent over 20 years with Jewel Electric, Newark, N.J., achieving second in sales before retiring from state government after a career with KHEAA. After retirement he went on to start John Church Handyman Services. He was a member of Buck Run Baptist Church and attended Glenn’s Creek Baptist church part time.

He was the son of the late Harvey Stanley and Ruth Anundson Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jean C. Church and son Nathan R. Church, Frankfort, daughter, Misty Renee Church, Louisville, brother, Norman Church, Lake Placid, Fla., sisters, Bonnie Axtell, Judy Gillman and Becky Church, all of Spencer, Iowa; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Bruce McCutchen, Michael Church, John Carter Church, Lester Smoot, Bobby Casey and Tom Grissom. Honorary bearers will be the Agate Class from Buck Run Baptist.

Visitation will be held Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 1510 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 or

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