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Robert Thomas "Bobby" Roots

August 27, 1939 — May 6, 2022

Robert Thomas “Bobby” Roots of Campbellsville, son of the late William Thomas and Dollie Cave Roots was born August 27, 1939 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 8:33 A.M., Friday, May 6, 2022 in Campbellsville. Age: 82. He professed faith in Christ and was a lifetime member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. Bobby was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom where he worked in the cutting room from the time he was in high school until its closing. Bobby also served the citizens of Taylor County as a Magistrate on the Fiscal Court for 37 years. He united in marriage to Judy Watson on April 27, 1962. Besides his wife, Judy Watson Roots of Campbellsville, Bobby is survived by one son and one daughter: Robert Douglas Roots and wife, Wanda of Columbia, Kentucky and Sue Bowen and husband, Greg of Glasgow, Kentucky. Seven grandchildren: Alex Sexton and husband, Jamie and Samantha Benedict and husband, Jeff of Somerset, Kentucky, Whitney Roots of Lancaster, Kentucky, Keri Bowen Mosier and husband, Ryan and Grant Bowen and wife, Brittany of Glasgow, Kentucky: Kevin Cowan and wife, Tammy of Tennessee and Angie Cowan of Columbia Kentucky. Eight great-grandchildren: Zachary Benedict, Peyton Benedict, Zander Sexton, Blakely Mosier, Jaxson Rainwater, Makenna Cowan, Keiley Williams and husband, Cody, Adam Baker and expectant baby boy Bowen. Great-great-grandchildren: Emma Grace Williams and Jase Cowan. One brother Lawrence Roots and wife, Linda of Campbellsville; one brother-in-law Joe Watson and wife, Viola of Campbellsville; a very special caretaker Shannon Kreebs; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. He was also preceded in death by a sister Joyce Hubbard. ________________ VISITATION: 5:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M., Monday May 9, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Greg Bowen and Rev. John Butler BURIAL: Brookside Cemetery, Campbellsville, Kentucky EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
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