Richard Elam

April 21, 2021


Richard L. Elam, age 82, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Wednesday, April 21 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Hospice Care.

He was born on Sunday, February 12 1939, in West Liberty, Kentucky.

He was the son of:
Mother - Mattie Cox Elam, who has preceded him in death
Father - Homer Elam, who has preceded him in death

Survivors also include:
Wife - Katherine Elam of Russell Springs, KY

1 Daughter:

Sally McCullum , of Louisville KY

2 Sons:

Richard Elam Jr., of Russell Springs KY.
Brett Elam, of Cape Coral FL.

1 Sister:

Susan Jasper, of Whitehouse, TX

He is also survived by one grandson, Finnley.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed the occasional Martini and Old Fashion. His son Rich says, "I imagine dad is in Heaven with granddad and Ryan catching all the big fish." He attended Three Trees in Russell Springs.

Services are private.

Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Russell Springs.

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The George Piper Family

April 27, 2021 2:55 PM

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April 28, 2021 11:35 PM

Dear Sally & Finnley,
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.. Your dad certainly made an impression on my dad (Norm) @your wedding...Lawyering talk!

With love,
Chuck M. Family

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Jane Phillips

April 25, 2021 5:35 PM

Tom and I just read of Dick’s passing and send our deepest sympathy to all. Dick and Tom fished together and had a lot of fun. Dick was wonderful to Frank Bohannon also and would take him fishing. The one memory I will always have will be Dick’s laughter when a group of us would be together. Dick was a fine and caring person. He will be missed. by many— Tom and Jane Phillips

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April 21, 2021 4:01 PM
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