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Captain William L. Straley, II, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2017)

William was a captain in the US Merchant Marines for nearly 50 years and was employed by ExxonMobil and the American Maritime Officer's Union. As a US Merchant Mariner he earned veteran status for his service in the US Merchant Fleet during World War II. During that time he survived a German U-boat attack that sunk the ship he was serving on in the South Atlantic Ocean. He was the son of the late William Leo Straley, Sr & Geneva French Straley. His wife, Genrose Straley, survives. He leaves 13 direct living descendants.
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Captain William L. Straley, II of Campbellsville, KY died at 11:01pmET, Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Louisville. Age: 92

The funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Darrell Vance. Burial will be in Lebanon National Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville



Captain William L. Straley, II, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2017)


Captain William L. Straley, II of Campbellsville, KY was the son of the late William Leo Straley, Sr & Geneva French Straley. He was born on March 23, 1924 in Jefferson County, KY. He died Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 92 years, 11 months, and 28 days.

William was a captain in the US Merchant Marines for nearly 50 years and was employed by ExxonMobil and the American Maritime Officer's Union. As a US Merchant Mariner he earned veteran status for his service in the US Merchant Fleet during World War II. During that time he survived a German U-boat attack that sunk the ship he was serving on in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Besides his wife, Genrose Straley of Campbellsville, he is survived by:
  • two daughters and two sons: Jennifer Rattliff and husband, James; Gayle Feldman and Jeffrey Straley and wife, Deborah, all of Campbellsville, KY; and John Straley and wife, Barb of Lexington

  • Nine grandchildren: LeAnn Stanfield Straley, Justin Rattliff, Olivia Rattliff, Chase Feldman and wife, Terrah and Samantha Willis, all of Campbellsville, KY; Richie Deener of Louisville, KY; Jonathan Straley, Laura Straley and Clint Durham of Lexington, KY

  • And many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by a son, William L. Straley, III and a brother, J.T. Straley.

Send conolences to the family of Captain William L. Straley, II

Expressions of sympathy suggested to be donations The Taylor County Ministerial Association Food Pantry or charity of ones choice and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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Captain William L. Straley, II, Taylor Co., KY (1924-2017)



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