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Obituary: George William Cardin, 92, Sonora

George William Cardin, 92, of Sonora, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at his home. He was born on the family farm between Upton and Sonora Feb. 18, 1927. He attended elementary school at the old Sullivan one-room school and graduated from Sonora High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 until 1956 and was stationed in Germany for 18 months.

He was a Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Sonora.

He was a loving man to his family and would speak to any and everybody he met. He was a farmer and loved the Springtime as he prepared to plant crops and garden for the season. He also worked for 22 years at Dow Corning in Elizabethtown and retired from there.

After he turned 70, he was diagnosed and survived cancer, suffered a heart attack and open heart surgery, hernia operations and blood poisoning in the last 22 years of his life. During this time he was also ordained as a deacon at First Baptist.

He was one of seven children born to Ray and Lula Cardin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Katherine Cardin, Naomi Henderson, Ella Ree Durant and Bettie Cardin; and one brother, Hayden Cardin.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beulah Fulkerson Cardin; one daughter, Nancy (John) Ankoviak; one son, Neal Cardin (Lisa Guttormsen-Cardin) former photographer at the Elizabethtown News-Enterprise; one sister, Eleanor Reed; one granddaughter, Tabitha Ankoviak (fiancé Jonathan Carroll); one grandson, John-John Ankoviak; one step-grandson, Matt (Kim) Melton; and four great-granddaughters, Taylor-Ann, RyLeigh Marie, Jordyn Hope and Emma Jean; one special niece, Karen Miller; and many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Sonora with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. Burial is in the Sonora Cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora.

Memorial donations can be made to Hosparus Health Central Kentucky.

Manakee Funeral Home in Sonora is in charge of arrangements.

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