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Raymond S. Branstetter

Raymond S. Branstetter age 94 of Horse Cave, passed away 12:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Springhurst Health and Rehab in Louisville.

Mr. Branstetter was native of Hart County, former owner of McCubbin Motors for 25 years, former member of the Board of Directors for Horse Cave State Bank, past president and member of the Kentucky Farm and Power Epuipment Dealers Association, one of the founding members of Caveland Country Club, former Mayor of Horse Cave, member of the Horse Cave Lions Club serving a past president and Lion Of The Year in 1980, former Scout Master, former member of the Horse Cave Water and Sewer Company, member of the Bearwallow Masonic Lodge #231, member and past Treasurer of the Horse Cave United Methodist Church and loved to hunt, fish and golf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, L.D. Branstetter, Sr. and Maggie Mae Gillock Branstetter, his wife, Kathleen McGee Branstetter, 2 sisters, Wilma Huston and Mary Lois Lockett, brother, L.D. Branstetter, Jr.

Survived by

daughter: Mary Ann Crowe and husband Robert of Owensboro, KY.

son: Greg Branstetter and wife Laura of Louisville, KY.

grandson: Chris Crowe and wife Tyna of Bluffton, S.C.

2 great-grandchildren: Katie and Matt Crowe of Bluffton, S.C.

several nieces, nephews, great nieces , great nephews, great-great nieces and nephews.


Visitation: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday and after 8:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral Service

Funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2010 in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

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I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Raymond. Sorry, too, that I can't be there today. I would love to see you all. Some of my fondest memories of childhood, are when we were all down at the lake...swimming, fishing, playing kick the can (which I was terrible at!) with Kick-a-poo Joy Juice cans, catching lightning bugs, sitting in the 3-hole outhouse with wasps flying all around, eating catfish and bbq goat, and playing in that big gravel pit. Oh, and who could forget the famous

Sherri M. McGee Sep 20 2010 12:00 AM

Greg, I noticed that my earlier message got cut off. I was talking about when the station wagon rolled down the hill, and went into the lake!
Anyway...I miss those times.
Love you and Mary Ann. Drop me a line sometime!!

Sherri M. McGee Sep 20 2010 12:00 AM

Greg: I was so sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. I know you must be going through a most difficult time right now but hold on to your many memories and reflect on them when you feel you're getting down. I cherish those wonderful stories you shared with us about your Dad. I really enjoyed the photo tribute. You certainly got your looks from your Dad. And what's up with those green striped pants you have on in that one picture!! Boy, those brought back memories! Hang in there. I miss you..Sherry

Sherry O'Donald Sep 20 2010 12:00 AM

I am sorry I didn't make the funeral today. I always loved Uncle Raymond! He will greatly be missed.

My condolences,
Jon M. McGee

Jon 'Little Jonny' McGee Sep 20 2010 12:00 AM

Greg, we are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Al is unable to be here; however, he wanted you to know that his thoughts and prayers are with you. We all have fond memories of your dad.

Nunn Family Sep 20 2010 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear of Raymonds' passing. I met him through Jon McGee and enjoyed many conversations
with him in Horse Cave and when he visited here in Florida.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on his passing.
Paul Dane
Bradenton, Florida

Paul Dane Sep 19 2010 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. You all know how much we will miss Raymond. We had a lot of good times together.
Jon & Carolyn

Jon & Carolyn McGee Sep 19 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Mary Ann and Greg: We are very saddened at the passing of your Dad, however, are rejoicing that he and your Mom are together again in Heaven. We have so many wonderful memories of them at our times spent together at the functions, outings, and meetings of the Farm Equipment Associational meetings. These special memories will always be cherished. Our love, Buford and Margaret

The Parrishes Sep 19 2010 12:00 AM

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Audrey and I enjoyed being able to go through the slide show and see all of the good memories your family has. Talk to you soon,

-Matt Roth

Matt Roth Sep 19 2010 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear about your loss. My grandfather, William Irvin, worked at McCubbins Motors for Raymond. He always said Raymond was a good man and enjoyed working for him. Granddaddy passed away on March 11th of this year. The Branstetter family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God richly bless you.

Vicky Reynolds Sep 17 2010 12:00 AM