May 28, 1947 ~ August 28, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Gary Phillip Chenoweth, age 73, of Glasgow, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital. He was born on May 28, 1947, in Glasgow, KY and was raised in the Eighty-Eight Community of Barren County. He was the son of the late William “Ike” Chenoweth and Frances Shirley Chenoweth.

He was a 1965 graduate of Temple Hill High School. Gary was a founding member and the 1st Chief of the East Barren Volunteer Fire Department, where he would serve as a firefighter and board member for 25 years. He served 26 years as assistant director of Glasgow/Barren County Emergency Management, where he was known as BC 2. Gary retired from the Barren County School system after 28 years of service. He was a longtime, faithful Christian having been saved at the age of 12 and served at Refuge Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Elaine Young Chenoweth of Glasgow; son, Jason Chenoweth of Glasgow; daughter, Stacia Sharff (Mark) of Lexington; grandchildren, Ethan Chenoweth, and Alexis Sharff.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Bartley.

Funeral service will be 11:00am, Thursday, September 3rd at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Refuge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11:00am until 8:00pm and on Thursday morning until time for service at the funeral home.

All those who wish to honor and remember Mr. Chenoweth in person at the visitation or service must wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering and practice physical distancing while inside the funeral home for the safety of those in attendance.

A.F. Crow Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Chenoweth. Please share your condolence with the Family at

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  1. Gary will be missed! I really enjoyed getting to know him when I worked at Austin Tracy! I am so sorry for your loss!

  2. Elaine,
    We were praying peace and comfort for you and the children. God’s presence will give you strength. Love to all🤗

  3. Elaine, Jason and Stacia am sorry to see this. Gary was always a special and kind man whenever we saw one another. Prayers for each of you at this time.

  4. Elaine and family…we are so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. All of you are in our prayers.

  5. Prayers to all have known Gary for years me and his sister Wanda was always friends we would spend nights and weekends together Gary would aggravate me and continued to do so when he would see me out never failed to hug me and see how I was doing and I would always check on his wife and family he loved his wife and children to pieces and would always Bragg about them from the heart he was so proud of u all

  6. Gary was a great guy. It was so good to run into him now and then. He was always smiling and made you feel good. He will be missed and our prayers are with you, his family.

  7. Elaine & family
    So sorry to learn of your loss of Gary. He was a super guy. My oldest sister graduated with him, & Joyce and I graduated with his sister-Wanda.
    You all will be in my thoughts & prayers.

  8. Elaine, I am so sorry to see the news about your loss of Gary, Sending love and prayers to you and your family. Wishing God’s blessings on all of you as you travel this lonesome road without the one you love so dearly. ❤️🙏
    Louise Barbour Forsythe

  9. Elaine, so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Was always a friend. Many good childhood memories. Prayers and hugs for you and all your family.

    Donna Bartley Janes

  10. Elaine, so sorry for your loss. Gary was always a friend. Have many good childhood memories. Prayers and hug for you and all your family.

  11. We are so sorry to hear about such a wonderful man. Prayers for all of your family. We love you Stacia and Alexis. 💔🙏🏻

  12. Love and prayers for the Chenoweth family. Gary was such a dedicated soul, he will be remembered for his many services in Glasgow and Barren County .

    • Prayers for the family i worked with Gary on Emergency scene he did his best to help anyone whatever the need was.

  13. Elaine and Family:
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow. We pray that you find peace, comfort and strength in the Lord. We think very highly of you and Gary and the girls love you both very much.

  14. Gary sure was a good friend and a fine Christian man. Prayers for all your broken hearts, and may God give you peace!

  15. Gary was such a kind and giving person-certainly a life of service. He was a wonderful colleague. Prayers of comfort for his family.

  16. So sorry to hear he sure was the most genuine friend a person could have. No matter where you were he was always a friend who would speak to you He and I spent lots of time together at the Emergency Management conferences he will be greatly missed by everyone My wife thought I was a tall man till she seen Gary and then she scratched that thought. Will be praying for you all in the days ahead 🙏♥️🙏

  17. Gary was my buddy. How I enjoyed him walking into the BCMS kitchen. That’s when the picking would begin. Many prayers to Elaine & family!!!

  18. Gary always had a smile on his face and loved to aggravate. I’ll always remember him from school days. He was a good friend to my dad David Britt who was a custodian at Red Cross. They thought the world of each other. Prayers for your family. He was a good man.

  19. Prayers for your family. Gary was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and loved to kid around. He was a dedicated christian and seemed to love everyone. I know he will be missed by all. May God give you comfort at this difficult time.

  20. Elaine, so sorry for your loss. Gary was dedicated to his family and his community. I appreciate his devoted service to the fire department and emergency management. I will miss you “Shorty”. It was an honor to serve with Gary at G-BCEM.

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