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Thomas Cardwell III

May 15, 1932 — February 20, 2021

Thomas Allen Cardwell, III, husband of Nellie B. Pollard Cardwell, of Frankfort, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
He was born May 15, 1932, in Louisville, Kentucky, son of Thomas Allen Cardwell, II and Lili Helene Kohler Cardwell.
Besides his wife of 64 ½ years, whom he wed June 29, 1956; Tom is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Keila & Dale Gatewood of Frankfort; Karen & Dave Nix of Stamping Ground; two grandchildren, Artie (Ryan) Gatewood Eastman of Frankfort; and Daven Charles Nix of Stamping Ground; and one great-granddaughter, Lili Mae Eastman.
Other survivors include three sisters, Colette Cardwell and Viviane (Ronnie) Miller, of Frankfort; and Viola Patterson, of Pahrump, Nevada.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Samuel Kohler Cardwell.
Thomas was a graduate of Bridgeport High School. He was a loyal member of the North Fork Baptist Church in Switzer for more than 60 years where he served as an ordained Deacon since June 26, 1965, Sunday School Teacher for several years, and custodian for 25 years. He was also a member of the Switzer Ruritan Club. He was employed by Hoover Universal Wire (Johnson Control) in Georgetown, Kentucky for 30 years.
Funeral services will be conducted at North Fork Baptist Church on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jay Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at North Fork Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bill Pacey, Wallace Cardwell, Brad Bowman, Brad King, Ryan Eastman, and Daven Nix.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of North Fork Baptist Church and his first cousins.
While flowers are welcome, expressions of sympathy may be made to the North Fork Baptist Church and Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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