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CENTRAL CITY - William R. Geary, 81, of Central City, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 10:59AM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Geary was born April 12, 1938, in Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. Geary and Norma F. Geary; brothers Elmer B. Geary and Thomas J. Geary Jr.; and sisters Brenda K. Geary Lloyd and Beverly A. Geary Salyers.

Mr. Geary was a United States Marine Corps veteran, and a retired construction contractor and operating engineer. He was a member of Local 181 Union for 56 years. He was a Master Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge in Island, Kentucky. He also received the 32nd degree Scottish Rite, and was a member of the Rizpah Shriners in Madisonville, Kentucky.

Mr. Geary was survived by his wife of 61 years, Jo Anna Ashby Geary; brothers John R. (Martha) Geary, Dr. Joseph A. (Karen) Geary, and Donald R. (Karen) Geary; son James R. (Gloria) Geary; and daughters Ramona A. Geary (Rev. Dale E.) Ward, Leslie C. Geary (Terry) Jernigan, and Shelia G. Geary (Rodney) Mayes.

Mr. Geary had ten grandchildren: Christopher Ward, William Ward, Anthony Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Dustin Nanny, Tara Lynn Roblero, Benjamin Jernigan, Laura Jernigan, Thomas Jernigan, and Robert Wayne Geary; and twenty great-grandchildren: Abby, Ava, Willow, Violet, Silas, Aidian, Conner, Serenity, Jaden, Madeline, Maddison, Harleen, Penelope, Grady, Alakai, Alexis, Namani, Antawan, Airocle, and Aszellie.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 5:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Dr. Joseph Geary officiating, assisted by Rev. Dale E. Ward, John R. Geary, and Donald Geary. Burial in New Hope Cemetery in Moorman. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00PM - 4:30PM at the funeral home. The Masonic Rite will be held on Wednesday at 4:30PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Christopher Ward, William Ward, Dustin Nanny, Anthony Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Robert Geary, Benjamin Jernigan, and Thomas Jernigan. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.