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Mr. David Leo Foley

Obituary for Mr. David Leo Foley

February 6, 1939 - July 16, 2021
Murray, Kentucky | Age 82


Mr. David Leo Foley, age 82, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky

Mr. Foley was born on February 6, 1939, in Mohawk, New York and enthusiastically embraced Murray as the home he chose for life in early 1970s. He retired after teaching math and science for 30 years at Calloway County Middle School. He was an active member of the University Church of Christ. Mr. Foley was an Army Veteran serving as a medic in the Special Forces (Green Berets) during the Vietnam War and continued his service in love of Country as a commander of the local V.F.W. Mr. Foley volunteered regularly at Spring Creek Health Care, was the former Calloway County president and First District president of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, and on the executive council, he was also a member of the Kiwanis Club, helped deliver food for Need Line, a member of the Calloway County Board of Elections, and was a Kentucky Colonel. David had a huge heart and loved contributing to the Murray community and supporting all local sporting teams.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one sister, Lorraine Lasher.

Survivors include his wife, Dr. Sally Duford-Foley of Murray, Kentucky; five daughters, Robin Brittan and husband Danny of Murray, Kentucky, Kathy Farley and husband Oatman of Murray, Kentucky, Krystal Kennedy and husband Mike of Evansville, Indiana, Rhysa South and husband Robert of Midlothian, Virginia, and Carrie Griffith of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, Wayne Foley of New York; as well as 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Charlie Bazzell and Richard Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Murray-Calloway County Need Line, 509 North Eighth Street, Murray, Ky 42071 or Racer Campus Ministry, 1403 Olive Street Murray, KY 42071.

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