Dennis Wayne Denny KirtleyCENTRAL CITY, KY., — Dennis Wayne ‘Denny’ Kirtley, 75, of Central City passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at his home. Mr. Kirtley was born December 2, 1943 in Daviess County. Mr. Kirtley began his career as a teacher and coach at Livermore High School and later served as Chairman of the McLean County Board of Education. In 1969 he began his 50-year career in the banking industry with several local institutions, serving primarily McLean, Ohio, and Muhlenberg counties. In addition to President, CEO, and Director of the local boards, he served as Chairman of the Kentucky League of Savings Institutions in 1987-88 and Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Cincinnati in 1992. Mr. Kirtley was also active in many local civic and business organizations including the Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Everly Brothers Foundation, and the Muhlenberg County campus of the Madisonville Community College Foundation. He was an active lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, including congregations in Island, Livermore, Hartford, and Central City. He was a 1965 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and served for 20 years on the college Board of Trustees.

He was preceded in death by his mother Martine Neal, father Shirley Kirtley, brothers Doug Kirtley and Greg Gray.

Mr. Kirtley is survived by his wife Brenda Kirtley, sons Brent Kirtley and Paul (Melissa) Kirtley both of Central City, grandchildren Mackenzie Kirtley and Brittany Kirtley, brother Keith Gray of Thonotosassa, FL and sister Rose Anne Osteen of Gravel Switch, KY.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 7pm at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Rev. Tom Eblen and Rev. Mark Jones officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday after 3:30pm at the funeral home.

Visitation will also be on Thursday from 9am – 11am at Island United Methodist Church.

Graveside services and burial will follow at Island Community Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Central City First United Methodist Church or Island United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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