Gordon D. Montgomery

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Gordon Duncan Montgomery, 87, of Bardstown, Ky. died on January 16, 2024.  Born May 5, 1936, in Garrard County, he was the son of the late Peachie Mae Hurt and Walker Dudley Montgomery.  He was also predeceased by his brother, Ernest L. Montgomery, and two sisters, Betty M. Slater and Dr. Patricia S. Montgomery.

Gordon graduated from Danville High School and earned degrees from  Georgetown College and Eastern Kentucky University.  While at Georgetown he played basketball for 4 years under Legendary Coach Bob Davis and was the captain of the 1958 Georgetown College Tigers advanced to the final four of the NAIA Tournament.   He was also a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Georgetown.  He was a former Danville School Systems teacher and high school basketball coach before becoming a representative for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Danville for 47 years.  Gordon was an avid golfer and a long-time member of the Danville Country Club.  He spent two years in the U.S. Army and served one year overseas in South Korea with the Korean Military Advisory Group.  Gordon was a past member of the Georgetown College Alumni Board.  He was a long-time member of the Gideons International.   Gordon also served as a  deacon at the Lexington Ave. Baptist Church an elder at the First Christian Church, a past president of the Danville Kiwanis Club, and a past president of the WT Life underwriters.  He qualified multiple times for the Inlse Award, MDTT, qualification of the National Sales A-livery Plus award.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Beverly Phillips Montgomery, four children, Alex (Amy) Montgomery, Susan Montgomery McDowell, Jeff (Sonia) Wilson, and Tammy (Mark) Stokes; two sisters, Faye M. (Henry) Wilson and Jo Ann Lanham, and his grandchildren, Loran Wilson, Hannah Wilson, Kiley Witt, Sarah Stokes, Andrew Stokes, Kelsey Cunningham, Thomas Montgomery and Matthew Montgomery, one great-grandchild, Kate Todd and beloved nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Gordon will be at 1 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2024, at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.  Tom Midkiff and Rev. Basil Hall will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Rodney Lanham, Kevin Lanham, Eric Wilson, Dee Hutchins, Dudley Stone, Charles Stamper and Bob McMullins.  Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Horn, Gene Dyson, Bill Peniston, Billy Bob Barker, Paul Long, Bob Newby, The Georgetown Basketball Team,  the Gideons, Vince Pennington, Hugh Gates Hines III, and Sue Reed.  Visitation will be from 11 to 1 p.m., Monday at the church.  Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery.  Donations are suggested to Gideons International or the Loretto Living Center at Loretto Motherhouse.

Visitation: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2024 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2024 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Private family burial at Bellevue Cemetery

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  1. Our family is praying for all of Gordon’s family and friends. My husband, Vince Hancock, and Gordon met in high school and remained friends throughout their lives. Our families spent time together even as recently as 2019. We are thankful for the memories and the friendship. Peace be with you, Diana Hancock on behalf of our family

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you His comfort and peace today and in the future. We will always remember Gordon and his trademark smile. He will be missed, Love and hugs to the family. Kerry and Gwynn

  3. Beverly & family, Jeff & I send our sincere sympathy in the recent passing of Gordon. He was my favorite teacher at Jennie Rogers Elem. He taught us social studies, but gave us so much more by modeling kindness & positive behavior. I can still picture his big smile. While we didn’t see him much in later years, I will always remember him fondly. Karen & Jeff Thornton

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