Ted Igleheart (1930 - 2017)

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  • "What a dear man, a good friend, he will be missed! "
    - Judy Regan
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Ted Lewis Igleheart died November 5, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born in Shelbyville, Ky. February 17, 1930, one of five sons of J. Hayden and Gladys Houtchens Igleheart, graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1947, Centre College in 1951 with BA Degree in English, U of K Law School in 1957 with LLB degree and Juris Doctor Degree from UK.
Igleheart served in the US Army Military Police Corps from 1953 thru 1955, with 16 months in Korea as a TI&E Officer.
He was married in 1956 to the former Elizabeth Ann Craig of Lexington, who survives, and together had three children: Gladys Woods (J.D.) of Roswell, Georgia and twins Peggy Igleheart (Belinda) of Louisville, Kentucky and Ted Igleheart, II of Worland, Wyoming, all of whom survive. There are six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He began practice of law in Shelbyville in 1957, served as Administrative Assistant to Governor A. B. Chandler for two years; was appointed City Judge of Shelbyville; elected County Attorney of Shelby County for two terms and Commonwealth Attorney of Shelby, Spencer and Anderson Counties for two terms.
Igleheart was active in the Centenary United Methodist Church, serving as long time Chairman of its Administrative Board, later as Chairman of its Board of Trustees, Lay Leader and teacher of its Mens' Bible Class and Friendship Class for over 50 years.
He was active in Democratic politics for over fifty years as a Precinct Chairman, serving on the County Democratic Executive Committee, for 25 years as its Secretary.
He helped organize the county chapter of the American Cancer Society, serving as its President, later elected President of the Kentucky Division and received its Kentucky Medal of Honor. He helped organize a local chapter of the Barbershop Quartet Society. He was President of the Shelbyville Jaycees, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Shelbyville Rotary Club (Rotarian of the Year and Paul Harris Fellow in 2007) and its Song Leader for many years, Shelby County Historical Society, Community Relations Council and was Vice President of the Shelby County Community Foundation.
Igleheart helped organize the Shelby County Volunteer Fire District, the Waddy Fire District, US 60 East Fire District and Mt. Eden Fire District; he was selected Outstanding Young Man of Shelby County in 1958 and received the Community Achievement Award in 1983 and 1991 and Community Service Award in 2003 for organizing and serving as Co-Editor of the New History Of Shelby County.
He was a life member of the Filson Club and the UK Alumni Association, a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and Pi Kappa Delta Forensic fraternity, Kentucky Historical Society, Shelbyville Tennis Club, Shelbyville Country Club and a Senior Counselor of the Kentucky Bar Association. He served as attorney and secretary for the Shelbyville Municipal Water & Sewer Commission for fifty one years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 4-8 P.M. Friday, November 17th at the Shannon Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Centenary United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 38, Shelbyville, Kentucky 40066 in his Memory.
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1124 Main St.
Shelbyville, KY 40065
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Published in The Sentinel-News from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2017
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