Tim Lavender

Tim Lavender

Thursday, July 12th, 1951 - Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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Timothy Doyle Lavender, age 68 years, 6 months, and 13 days, of Whitley City, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 8:00pm in the Chapel of the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Braxton King Officiating. Burial was in the Stearns Cemetery.

Tim graduated high school as part of the McCreary County High School Class of 1969. After high school, he went on to attend the University of Kentucky School of Law and became a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. During his forty years of practicing law, Tim has served McCreary County in many capacities. He served as County Attorney, Master Commissioner, and was currently serving as Trial Commissioner. The law firm of Hatfield and Lavender operated by Tim and the late George "Tweety" Hatfield is well-known in this community for tireless efforts to help the people of the county.

In 1990, Tim founded WHAY 98.3 radio station in Whitley City, which is heard around the world. During his free time, he enjoyed watching Kentucky basketball, riding motorcycles, baseball, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are: his former wife, Rebecca Lavender; two aunts, Bertha Jo Anderson, Anna Lee Wright; and two uncles, Dorman Ross, and Maurice Ross.

Tim is survived by: his wife, Linda Lavender; a son, William Lavender and his wife Sharon of Louisville; a daughter, Emily Lavender and partner Brent Back of Whitley City; stepsons, Michael Doran, and Brock Byrd; his father, Doyle Lavender; his mother, June Ross of Revelo; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jenna Lavender, Riley and Isabella Newman; granddaughter-at-heart, Jocelyn Sexton; aunt Donna Ross; uncle David Ross and wife Kathy; and numerous cousins.

The Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Tim Lavender.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    HIckman-Strunk Funeral Home
    156 South Main Street
    Whitley City, KY 42653
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 | 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 8:00pm
    HIckman-Strunk Funeral Home
    156 South Main Street
    Whitley City, KY 42653
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Stearns Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Posted at 11:29am
Tim was a good professional. He was a good gentleman. My sympathy to his family.

Michelle Dyer

Posted at 08:29am
so sorry for your loss Linda...I pray the Lord gives you the comfort only He is capable of. Michelle

Doris Strunk

Posted at 05:48am
Prayers for the Lavender family

Arnold Denney

Posted at 07:01pm
My sympathy and condolences to all members of the family. So sorry to learn of his demise. I've often admired his ability to choose colors and how to restore distressed properties in a way that should make a lot of architects and interior decorators blush. He seemed to be an analyzer of engineering processes in construction, too. Again, my sympathies.

Cathy Burk Gilmore

Posted at 11:50am
I went to high school with Tim. He and his Aunt Donna Ross were always very kind to my mother (Pauline) and me.
I was so sadden to hear this news and pray for peace and comfort to his family. I know this is a great loss.
I was thinking of Donna and what a thoughtful teacher she was. I remember a time I had an opportunity to play tennis.
Donna took the time to help me on her own time. I also remember her commenting once on how beautiful my mothers wash was on the line with her white sheet blowing in the breeze. My mother used an old ringer washer and we had no running water but her wash always so beautiful. I guess I just have rambling thoughts about them.
I remember Tim being handsome, athletic, serious in school but still a fun friend. I have fond memories. This has touched my heart. The family is in my prayers.

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