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Gerald Caulk, 88, Taylor County, KY (1935-2023)

Gerald "Shot" Caulk of Campbellsville, son of the late Joseph Grant Caulk and Betty Loviel Parrott Caulk, was born January 3, 1935, in Taylor County Kentucky. He died Sunday, November 12, 2023 at age 88.

He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom, a supervisor for many years, he helped with the start-up of Fruit of the Loom in New Iberia Louisiana. He served over forty years with Fruit of the Loom, in Campbellsville Ky. He was also an employee of Johnson Motors and Cox's Interior.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Mt Gilboa Baptist Church. Gerald was a Godly, kind, loving, and generous man. He was a jack of all trades who worked on anything and everything and was a master of them all.

He united in marriage to Florine Pierce and she preceded him in death June 10, 2019.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Vonnie Hunt in 1964; One son: Gerald Shawn Caulk; two grandchildren: David Shannon Rainwater and Bethany Dawn Walker; one brother in infancy: Howard Dean Caulk and two sisters: Margaret Opal Rice and Shirley May Fawcett

He is survived by three daughters: Loretta Miller Rainwater of Columbia, Deborah Miller Mershon and husband, Walter of Ft. Thomas, and Betty Alice Billiot and husband, Bob of Campbellsville; six grandchildren: Jonathan Ryan Walker and wife, Sarah of Lanesville, Indiana, Justin Tyler Mershon and wife, Molly of Louisville, Walter Andrew Mershon of Lexington, Kentucky, Miranda Lynn Rainwater of Knifley, Kentucky, Amy Lindley and husband, Rick of San Diego, California and Karen Hedgespeth May and husband Jesse of Clay City, Kentucky; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2pmET Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Bro. John Hurtgen. Visitation 5-8 Friday. Burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

PALLBEARERS: Lester Caulk, Brantley Rainwater, Brayden Rainwater, Ryan Walker, Greg Hunt, Jimmy Hunt

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Mike Hovious, Larry Hunt

Expressions Of Sympathy Requested To Be Donations To St. Judes Children's Hospital And May Be Made At The Funeral Home

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