Obituary: Joseph ‘Muggs’ Tichenor, 81, Cox’s Creek

Joseph “Muggs” Tichenor, 81, of Cox’s Creek, died Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Fairfield to the late J.W. and Mary Ben Luckett Tichenor. He was a farmer and self-employed mechanic and loved to pull tractors, drag race, ride motorcycles, and fly his airplane. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael Catholic Church where he served on the Parish Council as well as several other committees. He formerly served on the board of directors of Salt River Electric Cooperative and also served as a chairman of the board for several years. He also served as a delegate of the East Kentucky Power Corp.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Audrey Boblitt.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Sonja Hahn Tichenor; one daughter, Belinda (James) Burchfield of Cox’s Creek; two sons, Tony (Vonne) Tichenor and Roddy (Barbara) Tichenor, both of Bardstown; two sisters, Ann Rogan Wienstroer of St. Peters, Mo. and Mary Charles (Robert) Morgan of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield with a 6 p.m. prayer service.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

The Houghlin Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.


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