Charles Monroe McMahan

PARIS - Charles Monroe McMahan, 84, passed away Sunday September 22, 2013. A native of Wilmore, KY, he was the son of the late Walter Calvin and Margaret Catherine Featherston McMahan. He was the President of Brandywine Explosives and Supply, Inc., United States Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War, member of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown, KY, The Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Paris, KY, Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Kentucky Crushed Stone Assoc., Kentuckians for Better Transportation, International Society of Explosive Engineers, DYNO Explosives Distributor Assoc, Marine Corp Heritage Foundation-Semper Fidelis Society, Kentucky Colonel; attended the St. James Elementary School and the Elizabethtown Catholic High School and graduated from the Elizabethtown High School and was a member of the 1946 SCKC Football Champions. He is survived by six children, Patricia Kay (Greg) Lackey of Sante Fe, TX, Nan Katherine (Bob) Sellin of Lexington, KY, Thomas Monroe (Tina) McMahan of Lexington, KY, Julie Ann Malear of Ridgecrest, CA, Dana Susan (David) Breiten-stein of Louisville, KY, Elizabeth Jill Parrish Howell of Lexington, KY; former wife and mother of all seven children, Barbara Parrish Mc-Mahan; current wife, Elizabeth McMahan; twelve grandchildren, Beth Ann Lackey of Broomfield, CO, Master SGT Joshua Thomas Lackey of Miamitownship, OH, Morgan Fay McMahan of Lexington, KY, Charles Ross McMahan of Lexington, KY, Lauren Parrish DiMartino, of Lexington, KY, Matthew Charles Taylor of Ridgecrest, CA, Michelle Ann Taylor of Ridgecrest, CA, Thomas Taylor of Ridgecrest, CA, Bryce Evan Howell of Lexington, KY, Rachel Breitenstein of Louisville, KY, Skylar Suzanne Breitenstein of Louisville, KY, Keeley Brynn Breit-enstein of Louisville; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert McMahan of Elizabethtown, KY; one sister, Susie of Louisville, KY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Monroe McMahan, Jr.; one brother and five sisters. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10am Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Paris, KY, by Father Danny Fister. Burial will be in the St. James Cemetery, Elizabethtown, KY at 2pm Thursday, September 26, 2013. Visitation will be from 5-9pm Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY. Rosary service will be conducted at 8:30pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Woodrow Fryman, James Thacker, Robin Lilly, Gregg Thornton, Joshua Lackey and Bryce Howell. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas S. Cooper, William S. Cooper, Arthur E. Walker, Jr., Thomas S. Hinkle, Henry L. Hinkle, Thomas Brannock and Gordon Wilson. Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Church of Annunciation, 1007 Main St., Paris, KY 40361. The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24- hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387. The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, 859-987-2500.

Funeral Home

Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home
1120 Main St Paris, KY 40361
(859) 987-2500

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Sept. 24, 2013