OBIT: Schuyler D. McGaha, 88


Schuyler D. McGaha, 88, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Summit Manor Health and Rehab Center.

He was born on Oct. 21, 1923 in Adair County and was the son of the late Alfred and Mattie Williams McGaha.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara J. Bryant McGaha of Columbia; two sons, Sen. Vernie McGaha and his wife Connie of Russell Springs and Darryl McGaha of Columbia; one daughter, Denise Glanzer of Campbellsville; one sister, Maxine McGaha of Campbellsville; four grandchildren, Brian McGaha and his wife Jeannie, Susan Popplewell and her husband Tim, Jennifer Houk and her husband John and Brandon Glanzer and his wife Megan; five great grandchildren, Luke Popplewell, Braxton Glanzer, Bryant Glanzer, Skyler Houk and Taylor Houk; and by special caregivers, Gary Lawless, Patsy Kemp and Barbara Jones.

Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

He was a member of New Hope Separate Baptist Church, a field representative for Southern Wood Piedmont Co., and was an orignal member of the Crossroads Quartet which formed in 1960 singing in churches and gospel singings locally, surrounding counties and other states. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the Adair Gideon Camp.

Funeral service was Saturday, Jan. 21 at New Hope Separate Baptist Church with Bro. David Coffey and Bro. Brandon Glanzer officiating with interment in New Hope Cemetery with full military honors by VFW Post 6097.

Expressions of sympathy may take in the form of a donation to New Hope Church Building Fund and may be made at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were Brian McGaha, Brandon Glanzer, Tim Popplewell, John Houk, Travis Bryant and Ronnie McGaha.

Honorary pallbearers were Randy Wooldridge, Dave Powell, Lucian Ware, Jimmy McGaha, Gay Lawless, Patsy Kemp and Barbara Jones.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. Visit

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