ADAMS – Bobby Joe Gish, age 84, of Adams, TN, passed away peacefully in his home on September 17, 2023, surrounded by his family.
Bobby was born October 26, 1938, in Bremen, Kentucky, to Goldie and Carl Gish. He was a carpenter and general contractor by trade and worked construction for more than 60 years. He worked hard his whole life and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. Bobby never met a stranger and he prided himself for being a friend to all. He was always willing to help anyone in need. He was strong, the patriarch of our family, and built and molded our lives with his two hands.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Linda Gish, and his sisters Karen Gish and Wanda Smith.
He is survived by his daughter, JoLynn (Ray) LaCroix; sons, Lawrence (Pamela) Gish and Jason Gish; granddaughters, Tasha (Wesley) Bedwell, Ashley Levy, Genette (Ryan) Dugger, and Stephanie Beard; great-grandchildren, Lukas, Maddox, Max, Avery, Leon, and Anna; siblings, Betty Ward, Donald Gish, Carl Gish Jr., Janie Baize, Darrell Gish, and Rita Tooley; many nieces and nephews; and good friend and caregiver, Sherry Wiles.
Pallbearers will be Lawrence Gish, Jason Gish, Ray LaCroix, Wesley Bedwell, Ryan Dugger, and Tim Alexander. Honorary pallbearer is Maddox Bedwell and Max Dugger.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 12 p.m. at Tucker Funeral Memorial Chapel in Sacramento, Kentucky, with Bro. Dale Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Shaver’s Cemetery in Lynn City, KY. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the Memorial Chapel.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tucker Funeral Memorial Chapel, 520 Main Street, Sacramento, KY 42372. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.