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Ernie Lee Lainhart

d. October 10, 2023


Ernie Lee Lainhart

Ernie Lee Lainhart, 68, was born May 18, 1955, in Boone County, Kentucky to Hubert and Nannie Pearson Lainhart and died October 10, 2023, at his home in Elsmere, Kentucky.

Ernie is survived by his life partner, soul mate, and best friend of 36 years, Kim Doss, their two dogs, Maybelle and Bailey, his brother, Odis (Rojene) Lainhart, Kim’s mom, Mary Lou Doss, Kim’s sister, Julie Carlton, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends from both families.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Nannie (Pearson) Lainhart, brother, Elmer Lainhart, sister Dora Johnson, brother Wayne Lainhart, brother Orville (Mary) Lainhart, and sister Judy (Bobby) Unthank, half-brother Chester Lainhart, and half-sisters Madie (Lester) Kaiser and Gladys (Burt) Lainhart.

Ernie was the youngest of 10 children.

Ernie was known throughout the Tri-state for his guitar playing, earning him the nickname “Picks”. Ernie could play just about any instrument that had strings on it, but guitar was his favorite and it showed.

Ernie had such a big heart for animals. He was never without a dog and became the caretaker for stray cats that lived in his neighborhood, many of which became official family members.

Ernie had a strong Christian faith, and we know he had many waiting to greet him in Heaven.

There is no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, 1833 Petersburg Road, Hebron, Kentucky. Interment to follow in Belleview Cemetery, Burlington.

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Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home Hebron Chapel

1833 Petersburg Rd, Hebron, KY 41048

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