Robert James Masters, 81, of Flemingsburg, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Care Center at Kenton Pointe in Maysville, Ky.
Born in Rowan County, Ky on January 12, 1941, he was the son of the late Early Masters and Beulah Thompson Masters.
Robert was a life-long farmer and had retired from the city of Flemingsburg at the water plant. He loved his family dearly and had a passion for gardening. He was known as “The Pumpkin Man” by many. He also loved hunting and fishing in his spare time. Robert also attended the Flemingsburg Christian Church for many years.
Robert is survived by his wife of 34 years, Martha Kelley Masters; his three children, Eugene (Anita) Masters, Doug (Connie) Masters, and Kelley Gray; his five grandchildren, Jessica (Paul) Figgins, Leah (Robert) Ford, Lauren “KK” (Jonathon) Johnson, Abby Gray, and Maggie (Frank) Howard; and his six great-grandchildren, Kaylee Johnson, Makenzie Johnson, Peyton Johnson, Elodie Ford, Lucy Howard, and Henry Figgins. Robert is also survived by his brother, Mervin “Perky” Masters.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his son, Chris Cropper.
The graveside service for Robert will begin at 11 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2022, at Fleming County Cemetery with Rev. Marty Voiers officiating.
Pallbearers include Dwayne Meadows, Jackie Boling, Desmond O’Donnell, Gary Riebel, Donnie Christman, Lonnie Emmons, Raymond Evans, and William Hendrix. Honorary Pallbearers include Alvin Hunt, Paul Ford, Bill Cooper and Sam Harris.
In place of flowers, please consider a donation to the funds set up at Peoples Bank and Community Trust Bank in Robert's name to help offset the funeral and medical expenses.
Friends may offer online condolences at www.boonenickellfuneralhome.com