Don Shemwell, age 73, of Cadiz, KY, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Don Shemwell was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church and formerly served as church treasurer. Mr. Shemwell began his banking career as a teller at Trigg County Farmers Bank in Cadiz, KY, where he served for 25 years, resigning as Executive Vice President. In Trigg County he served as President of Cadiz-Trigg County Golf Club, Chairman of Trigg County Summer Recreation Program, organizer & founding corporate secertary of Cadiz-Trigg county Medical Arts Center. He retired from Farmers National Bank in Williamsburg, KY as President, CEO & Director (Now Community Trust Bank). While there he served as President of the Rotary Club, Advisory Trustte of Cumberland College (Now University of The Cumberlands). He was also a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam era. He is survived by his Wife of 51 years Mary Frances Blandford Shemwell, Cadiz, KY, Daughter & Son-In-Law Karen & Rickk Arni, Marshall, MO, Grandchildren, Heidi Arni, Ryan Arni, Kaleb Brashears & Logan Brashears, Three Brothers Bobby Shemwell, Caledonia, KY, David Shemwell, Henderson, KY & Darrell Shemwell, Wadesville, IN, Three Sisters Glenda Williams, Bowling Green, KY, Charlotte Lamb, Princeton, KY & Sharon Pyle, Bowling Green, KY, Several Nieces & Nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his Parents Lester Morris & Ruby Pearl Campbell Shemwell, Daughter Kathryn Shemwell and Brother Rudy Shemwell.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2011 and on Friday, December 30, 2011 from 1:00 till 2:00 at Locust Grove Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be at Locust Grove Baptist Church at 2:00 PM Friday, December 30, 2011 with the Reverend John Hagan officiating. Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz, KY with Military Honors. Memorial Contributions can be made to Locust Grove Baptist Church 72 Locust Grove Church Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211