Theodore (Ted) Logan Insko Jr., 73, died Sept. 13, 2013 after a yearlong battle with adenocarcinoma.
He was born Nov. 21, 1939 in Cynthiana, Ky. In 1953 the Insko family moved to Carlisle, Ky. leaving behind friends that would remain lifelong companions. After graduating from Carlisle High School in 1957, he attended Eastern Kentucky University where he earned a BS in Commerce in 1961. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as an Armor Officer eventually ending his military service as a Captain in the Army Reserves.
An accomplished business man, his career spanned the fields of insurance, real estate, to procurement management for IBM, Fish and Wildlife, and LFUCG. He retired after 30 years of service to IBM including years spent in Hong Kong, China. He served as CEO of Kentucky Conference Credit Union and was also a professional drummer belonging to the musicians union.
During his life he was also very active in civic and work groups including: Chairman, Council of International Living; President, Lexington Jaycees; Grand Master, International Order of Odd Fellows; President, EKU National ROTC Alumni Association; Board of Directors, Ashland- The Henry Clay Estate; Board of Directors, Metro Employees Credit Union. In addition to being a Kentucky Colonel, he was a member of many other civic organizations. An active member of Epworth United Methodist Church for 35 years, he presently attended Centenary United Methodist Church where he served in many leadership positions.
A loving and devoted family man, He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Wills Insko; three daughters, Sabrina Insko, Alana Insko-Kelley (Richard), and Lydia Insko-Grady (Michael). He was a proud grandfather to Dray, Grant, and Ava Grady; is also survived by three sisters, Betty Smith, Bonnie Flanary (John), and Sharon Penn (Jim); and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeding him in death are his parents, Ted and Emma Insko; sisters, Janet Porter and Joan Willoughby.
Funeral services were held at Centenary United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Milward Funeral Directors, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.
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