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Kenny ‘Bub’ Morphew

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Kenny “Bub” Morphew, of Beaver Dam, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Louisville, Kentucky, after a short illness. He was born July 27, 1962, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to Kenneth and Trudy (Ditmore) Morphew.

He was employed at Young’s Manufacturing in Beaver Dam where he had worked for 20 years.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and archery. He was a member and official measurer of the Pope & Young Club and the Boone & Crockett Club. He would often take kids on their first hunting trip.

He was very optimistic and happy-go-lucky, always laughing and making other people laugh. He was always ready to tell a joke.

He loved to read and liked the more humorous authors such as Patrick McManus, Far Side, and BC comics. He also enjoyed reading the Longmire series.

Bub was a devoted and loving husband who loved his family and friends dearly.

Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Tracey (Mattox) Morphew; his parents, Kenneth & Trudy (Ditmore) Morphew, of Cromwell, Kentucky; two sisters, Kathy Morphew (Claud) Baize, of Cromwell, and Kelly Morphew Poole, of Beaver Dam; two nephews, Kellen (Erica) Gidcumb, of Morgantown, Kentucky, and Logan Baize, of Cromwell; two nieces, Brooke Baize (Jesse) Phillips, of Masonville, Kentucky, and Caitlyn Poole, of Beaver Dam; uncle, Ray Morphew, of Missouri; two great-nephews, Tyler and Jarrett Gidcumb, of Beaver Dam; sister-in-law, Lesa (Jeff) Fuqua; and their children, Aletha, John, and Will Fuqua, of Fordsville, Kentucky; various cousins; and three special young ladies he considered as daughters, Ellie, Evie, and Emma Wiles, of Beaver Dam.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Kevin Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Church Cemetery near Cromwell. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday at the funeral home.

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