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Richard Leroy Coomes


Richard Leroy Coomes, age 85, of Brandenburg, KY, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Leroy was born December 29, 1934 in Raymond, KY to the late Hobart Leroy and Alberta Smith Coomes. His loving wife of 60 years, Virginia Coleman Coomes; son, William Richard Coomes; and brother, Kenneth Lamar Coomes also preceded him in death.

Leroy retired from the Olin Corporation – Doe Run Plant in Brandenburg after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Meade County Classic Cruisers and had a passion for boating and restoring classic cars.

He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Lea “Ginger” Coomes of Brandenburg; granddaughter, Virginia Brianna Speer of Brandenburg; great-granddaughter, McKenna Evelyn Speer of Brandenburg; sisters: Edna (Jimmy) Brown of Webster, KY and Bonnie Dodson of Louisville, KY; several nieces and nephews; and a special thank you to Robin Hardin for caring for Leroy in his final days.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Funeral Services will be private at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with burial to follow in Cap Anderson Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Cap Anderson Cemetery Association Working Fund, c/o Ginger Coomes, 110 Lisa Drive, Brandenburg, KY 40108.

Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals.com.

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