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Truman Monroe

July 8, 1944 — March 7, 2024

Truman Monroe, age 79 of Taylorsville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday March 6, 2024 in Taylorsville., Kentucky.

Truman was a loving and devoted husband to Linda Monroe for 58 years as usually where you saw one, you saw the other. Linda continued to remain alongside Truman as long as he dealt with failing health issues. They had no children; however, in 1987 and the passing of Linda’s oldest sister Carolyn, a promise was made to always take care of Lisa (Carolyn’s only child). Fulfilling that commitment, Truman had an instant family of Lisa, Kent (her husband), Erin (their daughter), Garrett (their son) and Tucker (Their grandson). Truman’s heart was thrilled immensely as many of you well know, he often delighted in sharing (his riddle) of how he was blessed with a daughter even though he and Linda had no children, and Garrett, at an early age of 9 in 1991 and the passing of his grandfather, asked Truman if he would now be his “Papa”. Fourteen years later, Tucker, Garrett’s son, would refer Truman as “Tru Tru” and Linda would become “Linnie”. Indeed, Truman and Linda were so blessed with an instant family and having the love of Lisa and her family these 35 years not excluding the love for Lisa her entire lifetime.

Linda and Truman were almost inseparable as they share the same interest and spent their entire life working together as they owned their own business working from their home for 25 plus years as a manufacturer’s Sales Representative for boiler and related equipment covering the states of Kentucky and Southern Indiana; even prior to that, they worked at the same place in Louisville.

Truman enjoyed life and was always busy doing things for himself as well as others. He especially enjoyed home, loved gardening, woodworking, refurbishing furniture as well as being an avid lamp collector--- many of his homemade treasures are prevalent in their home not to mention the many items he made and shared among family and friends alike. He dearly loved sharing his talents among others.

Truman was a life-long resident of Spencer County, Kentucky. A Deacon of First Baptist Church-Taylorsville, Kentucky since March 1972. He began teaching Sunday School at an early age of 12 years old while attending his home church of Wakefield Baptist Church. Afterwards for well over 40 years, he would teach Sunday School at First Baptist (being assisted by Linda, his wife). Due to failing health issues, Truman/Linda were unable to continue as teachers in 2018. However, it remains evident the many lives touched due to their faithful service to the Lord.  

He was born July 8, 1944, the son of the late Everett and Christine Monroe of Taylorsville, Kentucky. Truman was also preceded in death by his younger brother, Roy Dale Monroe, September 2021 and sister Frances Monroe Hagan, July 2023; and a very close and dear friend (like a brother for almost 50 years), Rev. Roger Dale Hodge, December 2022.

Truman’s survivors include his wife, Linda Dolen Monroe of Taylorsville, Kentucky; a sister, Helen McClain of Shelbyville, Kentucky; one sister -in-law, Lisa Monroe of Bloomfield, Kentucky; two nieces and five nephews; also, not to failing to mention, three sisters-in-law and their husbands; two brothers-in-law and their wives in Linda’s family, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Truman will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 9, 2024 at the Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville, Kentucky with Brother Kenny Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery in Taylorsville, Kentucky.

The visitation for Truman will be from 10:00 a.m.  on Saturday until the service hour on at the Shannon Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made in Truman’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Funeral arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home, Shelbyville, Kentucky / Hornbeak Funeral Home Fulton, Kentucky.  

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