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Melvin Kenneth Bottom

Melvin Kenneth Bottom

1932-2017

Melvin Kenneth Bottom, 85, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, on April 25, 1932, a son of the late Allen and Iva Bottom. Melvin is survived by his wife of 64 years Gladys Ellis Bottom.

Before retiring, he was a self-employed farmer and backhoe operator. Melvin was a Deacon Emeritus at Perryville Baptist Church where he was a member 60+ years. He enjoyed working on machinery and motors, liked to reinvent items to suit his purpose and loved having his kids work with him on the farm. Melvin was known throughout the area for his generosity.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Melvin K. “Kennie” (Ellen) of Hamilton, Ohio; Alan Ellis “Pete” (Lisa) of Perryville, Kentucky; Roger Chris (Paula) of Argillite, Kentucky; and Mark Anthony (Trille) of Perryville, Kentucky; one daughter, Sharon Ann Caudill (Russ) of Lancaster, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. He is also survived by one brother, Billy Gene Bottom of Perryville, and one sister, Josephine B. Bugg of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Frances Milburn, Mattie Jane Russell, Ruby Wilkerson, Mickie Holtby and Edward Bottom.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Walden Funeral Home, Perryville with Bro. Doug Davis and Dan McClelland officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Chet Roller, Michael, Matthew, Dustin, Taylor, Trent and Tatum Bottom.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tory and Damon Collins, Elizabeth and John Witte, Brittany and John Herrington, Sarah Roller, Alison, Heather, Erika, and Lindsey Bottom, Paige Worthington, Perryville Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class, Duchy Brant, Bobby and Betty Followell, and David and Ann Harden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Heritage Hospice.