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Ernest Joe Stonecipher

November 24, 1927 — August 10, 2022

Mr. Ernest Joe Stonecipher, Jr., age 94, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. Stonecipher was born on November 24, 1927, in Centralia, Illinois to the late Ernest Joe Stonecipher, Sr. and Thelma Shaffer Stonecipher. He retired as an agent for the Standard Oil Company and after retiring worked for to the Centralia Propane Company. In addition, Mr. Stonecipher was a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia, Illinois and was loyal member of the Order of Moose and Elks Lodges.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Wham; as well as one brother, C.W. Stonecipher.

Survivors include his wife, Alta Nadine Stonecipher of Murray, Kentucky; they married on August 1, 1948, in Centralia, Illinois; one daughter, Christie Stonecipher Cistola of Centralia, Illinois; one son, Ernest Joe Stonecipher, III and wife Dana of Murray, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Sean Stonecipher and wife Stacey, Shea Lowe and husband Scott, Kacee Barrow and husband Landon, Andrew Cistola and wife Hannah, and Nicholas Cistola and wife Amanda; as well as nine great-grandchildren, Sayde Lowe, Sayler Lowe, Chase Stonecipher, Brylee Barrow, Layla Barrow, Adalynn Barrow, Frankie Cistola, Kimber Cistola, and Rylan Cistola.

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 21, 2022, in the chapel of the Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois. Bro. Tom Clendenen will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 21, 2022, in the chapel of the Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois.

Expressions of sympathy can be made the First United Methodist Church, Attn: Help House, 503 Maple Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071, Kaskaskia College Foundation, Subject Line, Veterans Tribute, 27210 College Road, Centralia, Illinois 62801, or to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com
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