Robert “Bobby” Parmley, 85, of Daysville, Kentucky, died at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home of natural causes. Services for Bobby will be at West Side Church of Christ on Tuesday, June 9, at 2:00 PM with Dr. Jon Partlow officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 8, from 4:00 until 8:00 at West Side and 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 2:00 PM on Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Todd County Meadow Haven. Latham Funeral Home in Elkton, KY in charge of arrangements. A native of Monticello, Kentucky, Bobby was born October 24, 1934, the son of the late Denver Ray and Mary Alice Barnes Parmley of Daysville. He was a graduate of Wayne County High School in Monticello and attended one year of college at Austin Peay following his military service.
Bobby served in the U.S. Army for two years followed by service in the U.S. Navy for another four years. Following his discharge from the Navy in Seattle, Washington, Bobby purchased a car and drove from Seattle to the family farm in Daysville. He also remained in the Navy Reserves for four years following his discharge from the Navy. Those who know Bobby will recall his expertise was in the area of farming, and it is through that expertise that Bobby is recalled by many area farmers as a dedicated farmer who worked from dawn until dusk carrying out the endless tasks farming requires. It is only in recent years that Bobby turned the management of the farm over to his son-in-law. Bobby, a former deacon (1978 – 2005) and elder (2005 – 2017) at West Side Church of Christ, worked for many years in the 1970’s with the “Joy Bus Ministry,” an outreach program of West Side. A faithful member of West Side for decades, Bobby also mentored several deacons and the current elders prior to his retirement from his position as an elder in 2017.
A Kentucky Colonel, Bobby’s passions focused on his church, his family, and farming. He also loved restoring antique Farmall and Ford tractors and used his knowledge as both a mechanic and electrician in his work on the farm and restoring and “tinkering” with his tractors. Bobby also cherished his family and his friends and was known for his love and service to others.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 45 years, Anna Jo Moore Parmley. He is also survived by his daughter, Alice Parmley Sawyers (Terry) of Elkton and Amanda Parmley Hurt (Scott) of Elkton. He was also blessed with three grandchildren – Katie and Robert Sawyers and Ava Parmleigh Hurt of Elkton. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lyman Parmley (2006), of Daysville and his sister, Mary Joyce Parmley Dunbar (2009), of Monticello.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Westside Church of Christ 725 West Main St. Elkton, KY 42220.
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