Commonwealth Journal


November 20, 2013

Shellie Eugene Lequire, Jr., age 83, passes away in Somerset

Somerset — Shellie Eugene Lequire, Jr., age 83, of Nancy, Ky., departed this life on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at The Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset.

He was born on June 9, 1930 in Cromona, Ky. to the late Shellie Eugene and Della Marie Isobelle Lequire, Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy. Shellie married Orlena Ruth Cheek on July 17, 1954 in Indiana. He was a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Branch of Somerset. He was an automotive salesman most of his life, was a co-owner of Mandy's Supermarket in Nancy, and he worked at the pro shop at Eagles' Nest Country Club. Shellie loved music, loved to sing karaoke, and he loved the games of golf and basketball. He coached the Nancy Dragons little league football team, and he was a boxing promoter for a time.

He is survived by his wife, Orlena Ruth Lequire; daughters, Deborah Ruth (and Robert Lee) Maloney of Fairfield, Ohio, and Cynthia Ann (and Terry) Ries of Nancy, Ky.; sisters, Kathy (and Bob) Coughenour of Somerset, Ky., and Patricia (and Norman) Stahling of Decatur, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Marsha Frost, Paul Maloney, Sean Maloney, Jeff Maloney, Amanda Cox, Ryan Ries and Ian Ries; and eight great-grandchildren, Bryan Frost, Travis Frost, Julia Frost, Ashleigh Maloney, Addison Maloney, Alivia Maloney, Carson Cox and Kaden Ries.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Franklin Lequire; and an infant sister, Madge Lequire.

Visitation for Mr. Lequire will be on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will follow the visitation at 12 p.m. Friday at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with eulogy reading by Roger Jackson and Bro. Adam Richardson officiating.

Interment will be in the Mill Springs National Cemetery.  

Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

Pallbearers will be members of Shellie's family: Terry Ries, James Cox, Ryan Ries, Ian Ries, Sean Maloney, Paul Maloney, Robert Maloney and Jeff Maloney.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Shellie Eugene Lequire, Jr.

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