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Robert S.  Sallee Sr.
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Obituary for Robert S. Sallee Sr.

Robert S. Sallee Sr., 67, husband of Phyllis Anderson Sallee, died May 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late William and Lillian Sallee. Robert served his country as a member of the U.S. Army in Vietnam, his community as an Assistant Chief of Police in Nicholasville, Chief Deputy Jailer and Deputy Sheriff in Jessamine County, a fireman and served with the Wilmore Police Department. Robert served his Lord as a member of the Jessamine Christian Church, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was an avid wood worker who enjoyed camping and fishing. In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Robert 'Robby' Sallee Jr., Deborah Ann (Shawn) Akers and Jon R. (Mandy) Sallee, seven granddaughters, Sophia Tallman, Alicia Sallee, Madelyn McDonald, Caroline, Ellie and Andersyn Sallee and Karsen Akers, two sisters Billie Jean (Billy Joe) Rainwater and Helen (Byron) Sims and a brother, Donnie Sallee. Services will be 2:00pm Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home with Rev. Wally Rendel officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8pm Saturday and Sunday from 3-8pm. Burial will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Bearers will be Jon and Robby Sallee, Shawn Akers, Lawrence Deaton, Richard and Dennis Horton, Cecil Gayheart and Mike Gullette. Online guestbook at

5-8pm Saturday and Sunday from 3-8pm

2:00pm Monday at Betts & West Funeral Home

Blue Grass Memorial Gardens

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