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Larry Dale (PeeWee) Gumm, 86, Green County, KY

Larry Dale "PeeWee" Gumm of Greensburg, Kentucky, son of the late Joseph Motley Gumm and Vara Marshall Gumm, was born on Wednesday, March 11, 1936 and passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023. He was 86 years, 11 months, and 30 days of age. He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Greensburg Baptist Church.

He was a teacher at Green County Schools for 40 plus years, coached the Green County High School Baseball team for 44 seasons, and was also an assistant coach for the basketball and football teams. In baseball, he had an overall record of 1,006-493, becoming the first Kentucky high school baseball coach to reach 1,000 wins. He is currently ranked 4th in all time coaching wins and was inducted into the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame inaugural class in 1997.

Coach Gumm went on to become a finalist in the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2007 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. He was an avid University of Louisville sports fan and loved to travel and spend time with his grandchildren.

He was united in marriage on August 5, 1960 to Martha Jane Harston Gumm, who preceded him in death on July 2, 2021.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Jeff and Debbie Gumm of Campbellsville, Greg and Laura Gumm of Panama City Beach, Florida; four grandchildren: Jeffrey Gumm and his fiance, Elizabeth Estrada of Bowling Green, Josh and Maddie Gumm of Campbellsville, Lydia Gumm and her fiance, Austin Lasprilla of Houston, Texas, Dale and Cinthya Gumm of Panama City Beach, Florida; five great-grandchildren: Emery, Emmett, Eleanor, Jaden, Audrey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was also preceded in death by six sisters and six brothers.

The funeral services will be conducted at 11amCT Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greensburg Cemetery. Bro. Blake Jessie and Bro. Todd Young officiating.

Visitation is requested from 4-8 Monday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7 Tuesday until time of the funeral service.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Gideon Bible Fund, Greensburg Cemetery Fund, or Greensburg Baptist Church.

PALLBEARERS: Jeffrey Gumm, Josh Gumm, Dale Gumm, Lydia Gumm, Rick Davis, Jerry Cowherd, Wayne Edwards, David Spachman

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Former Players of Coach Gumm, Former Assistant Coaches

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