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Robert Thomas (Bobby) Roots, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2022)

Robert Thomas "Bobby" Roots of Campbellsville passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022. He was 82 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Greg Bowen and Rev. John Butler. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Monday May 9, 2022 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Robert Thomas "Bobby" Roots of Campbellsville, son of the late William Thomas and Dollie Cave Roots was born August 27, 1939 in Taylor County, Kentucky.

He professed faith in Christ and was a lifetime member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. Bobby was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom where he worked in the cutting room from the time he was in high school until its closing. Bobby also served the citizens of Taylor County as a Magistrate on the Fiscal Court for 37 years. He united in marriage to Judy Watson on April 27, 1962.

Besides his wife, Judy Watson Roots of Campbellsville, Bobby is survived by one son and one daughter: Robert Douglas Roots and wife, Wanda of Columbia, Kentucky and Sue Bowen and husband, Greg of Glasgow, Kentucky. Seven grandchildren: Alex Sexton and husband, Jamie and Samantha Benedict and husband, Jeff of Somerset, Kentucky, Whitney Roots of Lancaster, Kentucky, Keri Bowen Mosier and husband, Ryan and Grant Bowen and wife, Brittany of Glasgow, Kentucky: Kevin Cowan and wife, Tammy of Tennessee and Angie Cowan of Columbia Kentucky. Eight great-grandchildren: Zachary Benedict, Peyton Benedict, Zander Sexton, Blakely Mosier, Jaxson Rainwater, Makenna Cowan, Keiley Williams and husband, Cody, Adam Baker and expectant baby boy Bowen. Great-great-grandchildren: Emma Grace Williams and Jase Cowan. One brother Lawrence Roots and wife, Linda of Campbellsville; one brother-in-law Joe Watson and wife, Viola of Campbellsville. A very special caretaker Shannon Kreebs Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a sister Joyce Hubbard.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Hosparus of Green River or Gideon Bibles and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Bobby Roots, 82, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2022)

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