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“Brenda and family, So sorry for the passing of Denny. Always enjoyed dealing with him and enjoyed the conversations we had about kids and sports. ...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: TOM BLADES - ISLAND, KY - Friend

“You all are in our thoughts and prayers.Alan and Kim (Jennings) Free ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Kim Free - Livermore, KY

“Brenda: my sincere condolences. I was truly shocked to hear about Denny's passing. Even though I did not know him very well, I could tell he was a...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Susanna Bellafante - FL

“Denny was such a special man. His warmth, compassion, and energetic personality made him a joy to know as I grew up. I know he will be severely...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Jami Mann - Chapel Hill, NC

“Brenda, Just know that you and your boys are in our prayers. You and Denny were such an asset to the Savings & Loan business. Many great memories,...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Larry Hatfield - Ft. Thomas, KY

“Brenda Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys. Denny was a real asset to our industry over the years . Many great memories from the...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Brenda you and your sons are in our prayers Dennis was a gift to our business and areal asset to it .As I know you know nothing other then a true...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“To Denny's family - We are sorry for your loss. Denny was a great man of this community. He will be missed by many people but especially by those...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Karen Sonner Whitaker - Livermore, KY

“Brenda, we read through some of the wonderful messages written to you and your family in memory of Denny. We echo all these loving compliments. He...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce and Bill Jennings - KY

“To Denny's family: I am so sorry for your loss. Denny and I were classmates when he went to Sacramento High School and he was always such a nice...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Lorna Sue Patterson Pierce - KY

“A true gentlemen that always tried to make life better for all whom he met. We should all remember and honor him by being kinder and more thoughtful...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Bob Farmer - Louisville, KY

“Saddened to learn of Denny's passing. Courageously battled his illness for many years. Great friend to our Alma Mater. Despite significant success...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Tom Major - Elizabethtown, KY

“Dear Brenda, Brent & Paul & family it was indeed an honor to work for your husband & father. Denny was a great man who loved his Lord, family & co...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: John Burden - Osprey, FL

“It has been many years since I've seen Denny. My family lived in Livermore in the 1970's and he was the coach of my Junior Pro basketball team, the...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lynn Steve - Owensboro, KY

“To let you know Brenda, Brent and Paul that my family is remembering yours in prayers. My husband, Robert, worked at the Bank of Dundee many years...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Janet Magan - Marana, AZ - Friend

“Brenda,I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good times we had at Mammaw's house in Livermore when we were kids. Denny was a...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Connie Gray - Alexandria, VA

“Brenda, We are so sorry to hear this about Denny. He fought a hard battle. May God keep His loving arms around you and the Family and guide you...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Junior & Nancy Bates - Island, KY

“I am so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. What a loss to family and community. He was able to touch many lives through his work and service to...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Likins - Valencia, CA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Your family are apart of very special memories of ours and you are wonderful friends of my parents. You are in our...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Ed, Susan, Katherine and David Kenney - KY

“Ralph and I are so very sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories of years past. I always thought him and Doug favored my Dad. Good men and so...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Patti Bowersock Neal - Bridgeport, IL

“Sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying that God will give you peace at this difficult time. We send our love to you and your family. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jesse & Linda Abraham - FL

“He always had a smile and a kind word...I have always thought of Mr. Kirtley as a gentle soul. Love and prayers to you all. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Vickie Chambers Douglas - KY

CENTRAL CITY – Dennis Wayne "Denny" Kirtley, 75, of Central City, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at his home. Mr. Kirtley was born December 2, 1943, in Daviess County. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martine Neal; father Shirley Kirtley; and brothers Doug Kirtley and Greg Gray.

Mr. Kirtley began his career as a teacher and coach at Livermore High School, and later served as Chairman of the McLean County Board of Education. In 1969, he began his 50 year career in the banking industry with several local institutions, serving primarily McLean, Ohio, and Muhlenberg counties. In addition to President, CEO, and Director of the local boards, he served as Chairman of the Kentucky League of Savings Institutions in 1987-88 and Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Cincinnati in 1992. Mr. Kirtley was also active in many local civic and business organizations including the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Everly Brothers Foundation, and the Muhlenberg County campus of the Madisonville Community College Foundation. He was an active lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, including congregations in Island, Livermore, Hartford, and Central City. He was a 1965 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and served for 20 years on the college Board of Trustees.

Mr. Kirtley is survived by his wife, Brenda Kirtley; sons Brent Kirtley and Paul (Melissa) Kirtley, both of Central City; grandchildren Mackenzie Kirtley and Brittany Kirtley; brother Keith Gray of Thonotosassa, FL; and sister Rose Anne Osteen of Gravel Switch, KY.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 7:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Tom Eblen and Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday after 3:30PM at the funeral home. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 9-11AM at Island United Methodist Church. Graveside services and burial will follow at Island Community Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Central City First United Methodist Church or Island United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at