Mr. Kenneth Lloyd Thrasher of Smiths Grove, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Tri-Star Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, having attained the age of 88 years, and 29 days. He was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Wednesday, May 10, 1933, the son of Barton and Vela (Poindexter) Thrasher. He was of the Methodist faith, a member of Grider United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, and an engineer with the Kentucky Department of Transportation.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley Thrasher, Rondal Thrasher, infant brother, James Thrasher, sisters, Dorothy Schickel, Imogene York, Brenda Cook, great-grandson, Dawson Shuford.
He is survived by his wife, Datha (Smith) Thrasher, of Smiths Grove, Kentucky whom he wed on Saturday, March 29, 1958, children, Barry Thrasher of Burkesville, Kentucky, Donneta ( & Joe) Herald of Oakland, Kentucky, Kendra (& Rodney) Doolin of Bowling Green, Kentucky, grandchildren, Isaac Doolin, Janna (& Matt) Shuford, Kyle (& Karyn) Herald, Darrell Thrasher, LeAnn (& Jeremy) Cline, James Gage Doolin, great-grandchildren, AnnaGrace Shuford, Emma Shuford, Matthew Shuford, Kynleigh Herald, Gavin Herald, Dylan Herald, Sawyer Cline, Madison Doolin.
The funeral service was conducted on Friday, June 11, 2021 in The Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Mike Murphy and David Lewis officiating, opening and closing prayers were shared by his grandsons, Matt Shuford and Kyle Herald. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville, Kentucky. Casket Bearers were Rodney Doolin, Joe Herald, Darrell Thrasher, Gage Doolin, Isaac Doolin, Kyle Herald. In lieu of flowers the family request donations Prostate Cancer Foundation 1250 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 https://www.pcf.org/, or Children’s Medical Center Foundation in memory of his great-grandson Dawson Shuford. 2777 N. Stemmons Fwy.Suite 1700Dallas, Texas75207https://give.childrens.com/ways-to-give/donate, in memory of his great-grandson Dawson Shuford.
Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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