Charles "June" Routt Jr., 94, of Sonora, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.
June lived his whole life in the house that he was born and raised in. He was a farmer; and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sonora where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a 50-plus year member of the Upton Masonic Lodge #749 F. and A.M. He served on the LaRue County Fair Board and the Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Decker Routt; his parents Charles and Mattie Shipp Routt Sr.; one infant daughter; his daughter, Sharon Routt; his son, Gary Routt; three brothers, Elmo "Doc" and Estelle Routt, Eldred "Mug" and Stella Routt, and Bobby Routt; two sisters, Blanche and Gus Rock, and Mildred "Mick" and Earl Duggins; and his lady friend, Virginia Sherrard.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Dawn and DaMarco Pawley Simpson of Upton; a great-granddaughter, Dalaynee Simpson of Upton; a sister-in-law, Sarah Mary Routt of Sonora; nieces and nephews; and wonderful caregivers.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Sonora in Sonora, with Rev. Tony Carson officiating. Burial will be at Sonora Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora.
The family request that memorial contributions be given to First Baptist Church of Sonora, P. O. Box 187, Sonora, KY 42776, The
, or a charity of their choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.manakeefuneralhome.com.