Jerry Karnes

July 6, 1946 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 73)


Jerry Karnes, 73, of the Cane Valley community, died Friday, May 15, 2020 at 12:08 P.M. at Norton HealthCare in Louisville.

He was born July 6, 1946, in Adair County, to the late James and Marie Risen Karnes, a member of Cane Valley Christian Church, a retired truck driver and farmer.

Survivors include:

His wife – Janice DeSpain Karnes of Cane Valley

One son – Eric Karnes of Columbia

One daughter – Kim Grant of Columbia

Two sisters – Mary Sewell and her husband Bobby, Linda Daniels and her husband Lee all of Louisville

Two grandchildren – Hillary Karnes & Wyatt Grant

Several other relatives and friends

The family has chosen to have a drive-thru visitation on Monday, May 18, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with private burial in Haven Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the America Diabetes Association which can be left or mailed to the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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Drive Thru Visitation
May 18, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
200 Campbellsville Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Private Services

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