BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Granville Ervin Rountree, 86, of Bowling Green, KY passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:42 a.m. at the Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
He was born in Rocky Hill, KY in Edmonson County on March 15, 1926. He was the son of the late William Bradley and Iva Mamie House Rountree. He is also preceded in death by a son William Rountree ,a daughter Patricia Stifler and his sisters Alene Kirk and Antha Boston. He Served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat. He was wounded on the Rhine River. He also served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Three Springs Road Baptist Church. He was a member of Ormond Beach Masonic Lodge # 326 in Florida, the Scottish Rite and the Bahie Shrine Temple both in Orlando, Florida. He was a Life member of the DAV, American Legion Post # 23, and the Moose Lodge. He worked as a Truck Driver for Houchen’s Industries before moving to Florida, then as a Veterinarians’ Assistant for Dr. James Townsend of Ormond Beach, Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Joy Ann Simmons Rountree of Bowling Green, KY; his daughter: Elaine Roberts and her husband Buck of Hadley, KY; a sister Irene Thompson of Frankfort, KY; brothers: Jesse M. Rountree and wife Louise of Hodgensville, KY and James Ernest Rountree and wife Loretta of Shepherdsville. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel with burial in the Rocky Hill Masonic Cemetery with military honors. A Masonic service will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane.
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