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Jesse Hughes Montgomery, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Signature Health Care in Bowling Green, KY. Jesse grew up in Lexington, KY and attended Bryan Station High School. He worked as a landscaper and was on the crew that planted the bushes that spelled out Keeneland in the Keeneland Race Track infield. He served our country on LCI 984 in the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a Boatswain Mate 2nd Class. He returned to Lexington and met Sandra Mobley. They have been married for 51 years. He continued to work in landscaping for various horse farms in Woodford County. Every fall and spring, it was his responsibility to plan and prepare the flower boxes for the farm and sales barns at Keeneland. Jesse's daughter, Kathryn, was his pride and joy. He was active in various PTAs, Woodford County High School Band Boosters, and attended every performance in which his daughter or grandchildren participated. Kathryn graduated from Midway College. As Alzheimer's steadily took his memory, he always asked for and remembered Kathy. Jesse had two grandchildren, Sarah and Michael, which were the light of his life. He and Sandra moved to Bowling Green, KY, after he retired to be close to them. His passions were gardening, fishing, and his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Montgomery; daughter Kathryn Guthrie (Kent); granddaughter Sarah Guthrie; grandson Michael Guthrie; brother and sister-in-law Ron and Kay Mobley; sister Patricia Biddle (David); sister-in-law Winola Montgomery; brother-in-law Lee Biddle; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin Montgomery Sr. and Bertha Buffin Montgomery; seven sisters, Lucille Bryant, Dorothy Richardson, Thelma Sherrod, Earline Tabscott, Lillian Biddle Flora Elizabeth Montgomery, and Stella Lilly; and two brothers, Austin Montgomery Jr. and Howard Montgomery. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, April 16, at Fairview Cemetery #2 in Bowling Green. Arrangements have been entrusted to J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel.

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