Obituary: Francis Garland Lydian, 84, Bardstown


Francis Garland Lydian, 84, of Bardstown, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at his home. He was born July 5, 1935, in Bardstown to the late George Washington and Alice Elizabeth Robinson Lydian. He was the owner of Lydian Body Shop for approximately 40 years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church where he served and led on various committees, and was a longtime Eucharistic Minister. He was first appointed by Bardstown Mayor Gus Wilson to fill out the term of city councilman Carl Anderson, our first black city councilman who died in office. He was the longest serving city councilman in the history of the City of Bardstown, having served 24 years. In his pastime, he enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and playing checkers on the internet.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Mae Phillips Lydian.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Diane Mudd of Louisville, Melinda Lydian of Cincinnati, and Larissa Linton Carter of Lexington; one sister, Mary Alice Lydian Montgomery of Bardstown; one brother, James Lydian of Louisville; and six grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at St. Monica Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Clark officiating. Burial is in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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