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Neal Taylor Kindervater

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Neal Taylor Kindervater, 89, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Clifton Forge, Va., and a flight navigator in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He worked for Jenkins Essex Co., was president of Kindervater and Layman Developers and was a construction designer. He was an avid golfer and a longtime supporter of University of Kentucky athletics. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, a beloved father and grandfather, an outdoorsman and was active in many civic organizations.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jean Fullerton Shearer Kindervater; his parents, W.H. Kindervater and Ellen Roddy Miller Kindervater; two brothers, William H. Kindervater and Robert Kindervater; and one sister, Ellen Christiane Spalding.

He is survived by three sons, Bradley (Vanaessa) Kindervater, Taylor (Melba) Kindervater and Scott Kindervater, all of Elizabethtown; one brother, Julius L. Kindervater of Chattanooga, Tenn., one sister, Caroline Fain Dupuy of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Wesley Kindervater, Dustin Kindervater, Olivia Kindervater, Curtis Cochran and Brad Cochran; and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday at Memorial United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Michael Gibbons officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Hardin Memorial Park.

Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown handled arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at www.brownfuneral.com.