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Raymond Jeffrey Vest

December 27, 1958 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 60)


Raymond Jeffrey Vest, of Junction City, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was 60.

Born on December 27, 1958, he was the son of Raymond and Bertha Rae Hatter Vest of Liberty. He was employed at Essity. Jeff was of the Methodist faith and formerly attended Willow Springs United Methodist Church. He was a former employee at ATR for 27 years. He was a loving Poppy to his grandchildren. Jeff loved riding motorcycles, fishing, and being with his best friend, Dexter, his dog.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Jason Vest of Springfield and Justin (Meghan) Vest of Danville; his fiancé, Bobbi Jo Montgomery of Junction City; a stepdaughter, Samantha (Patrick) Carter of Lexington; a stepson, Sam Montgomery of Junction City; two grandchildren, Lauren Marie Vest and Lucy Blake Vest; and two step grandchildren, Cori Carter and Cohen Carter. Other survivors include a brother, Gary (Norma) Vest of Liberty; a niece, Sara (Chad) Davenport of Liberty; and a nephew, Brian (Ashley) Vest of Liberty.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Maupin and Bro. Dwight Hatter officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.  

Pallbearers will be Tim Hatter, Dwight Hatter, Adam Cain, Brian Vest, Chad Davenport, Robert Heselton and Kyle Zachary. Honorary pallbearers will be Sara Davenport, Roger Brown, Danny Brown, and all his first cousins.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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December 28, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
December 29, 2019

2:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

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