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Raymond J Vest, of Lawhorn Hill, passed from this life on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Casey County Hospital. He was 83 years of age.


Born October 5, 1936, on Hatter Creek in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Cleo “Jackie” and Nettie Carmicle Vest. Raymond was a retired propane truck driver for Ferrellgas Company and was a farmer. He enjoyed fishing, ginseng digging, and listening to gospel music. Raymond professed his faith in Christ and was of the Methodist faith, attending Willow Springs United Methodist Church.  


Survivors include his beloved wife of sixty-two years, Bertha Rae Hatter Vest of Liberty; one son, Gary (Norma) Vest of Liberty; four grandchildren, Jason Vest of Springfield, Justin (Meghan) Vest of Danville, Brian (Ashley) Vest of Liberty, and Sara (Chad) Davenport of Liberty; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Abigail, Maggie, Lauren, and Lucy. Raymond is also survived by one step-granddaughter, Samantha Carter; two step-great-grandchildren, Cori and Cohen; one brother, Dallas (Reva) Vest of Blue Ash, Ohio; two sisters, Nora (Bobby) McFarland of Liberty and Deva Brown of Fairfield, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.


In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Vest; and two brothers, Larry Vest and Marvin Vest.


Funeral services will be held privately for family only with Brother Johnny Maupin and Brother Dwight Hatter officiating.  Burial will follow in Willow Springs Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive for visitation. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance.     


Raymond’s funeral service will be live streamed on McKinney-Brown Funeral Home’s Facebook page at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 27, 2020.


Jason Vest, Justin Vest, Brian Vest, Chad Davenport, Matthew Davenport, and Bobby Jo McFarland will serve as Raymond’s pallbearers.


Donald Atwood, Doug Waddell, Creech Richardson, Margo Robinson, Steve Roach, and former employees of Ferrellgas Company will be serve as honorary pallbearers.


Raymond’s funeral arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook and DVD tribute honoring Raymond’s life are available at