Ray Cardinal, age 76, of Cadiz, KY, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, at his residence following a long illness. Mr. Ray Cardinal was a US Army Veteran, he served in the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. He served one tour in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired from the military with 21 years of service and he also retired from Civil Service with 19 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and was of the Catholic faith. He is survived by his Wife of 48 years Jean Cardinal, Cadiz, KY, Son & Daughter In Law Gary & Vivian Riddle, Cadiz, KY, Daughter & Son In Law Mary & David Staples, Cadiz, KY, Brothers Ron Cardinal & Don Cardinal, Canada, Grandchildren Michael Staples, Patrick Staples, Lucas Riddle, Great 4 Grandchildren and several step Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents Albert & Elsie LaPrise Cardinal, Brother Albert Cardinal, Sister Elaine Harris.
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 from 11:00 AM till 12:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2013. Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 12:00 PM Monday, July 29, 2013 with the Michael Cardinal officiating. Burial will follow at Kentucky Veteran's Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY with full military honors. Memorial Contributions can be made to Pennyroyal Veteran's Center 506 Boales Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.