Ronnie Martin Carey, 70

Published 10:06 am Thursday, June 15, 2023

Ronnie Martin Carey, age 70, of Junction City, KY formerly of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at his home with his two beloved dogs, Ollie and Patches by his side.
He was born on May 6, 1953 in Lebanon, KY to the late Howard Lee and Catherine Farmer Carey.
One of his greatest joys in life was restoring and sharing his antique military Jeeps with others and driving it regularly. While never able to serve in the military himself, he had a great admiration for those who had, including his son and sons-in-law. Ronnie proudly honored service members and veterans at every opportunity by including his Jeep in parades, static displays and car shows.
Though he had few earthly possessions, he would selflessly help anyone in need. He loved the Lord with all of his heart and loved being Pappy to his seven grandchildren. He lived confident knowing that he one day would be, and is now, safe at home in heaven.
Survivors include a son, Michael Carey (Sarah) of Bowling Green; two daughters, Melissa Chesterfield (Martty) of Shelbyville and Lindsay Cunningham (Ryan) of Knoxville; seven grandchildren; a brother, Howard E. Carey (Sandra) of Springfield and three sisters, Lela Proctor of Muncie, IN, Betsy Wilson of Danville and Theresa Coppock (Maurice) of Campbellsville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15th at the St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, officiating.
Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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