Ira Donald Bozarth | Obituary
Ira Donald Bozarth, 89, of Madisonville, died Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.
Born January 7, 1932 in Robinson, Illinois, to the late Ira A. Bozarth and Bernis Yates Bozarth. He was also predeceased by his wife, Betty Bozarth; son, Jeffreie Bozarth; brother, Ernest Bozarth; and her sister, Ethel Kowscierzyna.
Ira worked as a coal miner at Peabody for a number of years and served in the Army from 1949 to 1969, reaching the rank of Sergeant First Class. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War where he received numerous honors, including two National Defense Medals, two United Nations Service Medals, two Good Conduct Medals, several Unit Honors, and more recently, he received the Ambassador for Peace medal.
He is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Bozarth Hardesty, of Pascagoula, Mississippi; one son, Mark Edward Bozarth, of Madisonville; grandchildren, Lauren Bozarth, Logan Bozarth, Mark Christopher Bozarth, Tiffany Dawn Bozarth, Donald Reid Bozarth, Seth James Bell and Emily Lucille Wells; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. Interment will take place in the cemetery. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.barnettstrother.com.