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Bert Ping

September 28, 1937 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 81)

     Bert Ping, age 81, a resident of rural Bryant, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. 

     Bert was born on September 28, 1937 in Ferguson, Kentucky, the son of Willie and Pearl (Durham) Ping.  Bert was an avid reader and enjoyed body building.  He was awarded Mr. Kentucky in body building 2 years in a row.  He owned and operated Bert’s Carpet Installation for several years.  Bert married Shirley Loker on October 12, 1967. 

            Survivors include:

            His wife of 51 years:  Shirley Ping – rural Bryant, Indiana

            1 son:  Stephen Ping – Bryant, Indiana

            1 daughter:  Rhoda Ping-Shaneyfelt – Portland, Indiana

            1 brother:  Edward Ping – Cincinnati, Ohio 

            5 granddaughters:  Amandra, Abigail, Madisen, Abriona and Kayliona

            Private graveside services will be held at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.          

            Arrangements entrusted to Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes.

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