Amon Root

Amon Root

November 1, 1943 - November 14, 2016

Amon Root, 73, of Corbin passed away Monday, November 14, 2016, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born November 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Archie and Alabam Root.

A 1963 graduate of Corbin High School, he was an all SEKC football player. His athletic efforts earned him a football scholarship to Trinidad Junior College in Colorado. For 17 years, he coached for the Optimist League and was named to the Corbin Football Hall of Fame in 1994. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Clyde and Melvin Root; two sisters: Mary Susan Fortney and Evelyn Burke; and by the mother of his children, Barbara Root.

He leaves behind four children: Carrie “Kaygee” Root Cassidy (Kelvin); Tracie Root-Maze (Daniel), David Root, and Jeff Root; eight grandchildren: Amara and Morgan Cassidy, Caleb and Casey Mitchell, Devan and Alizabeth Root, Haley Bennett, and Kenneth Amon Root; two great grandchildren: Avery Michael Wayne Ashers and Addison Raven Ashers; eight siblings: Clifton Root, Betty Root Webb, Lois Parr, Dan Root, Della Webb, Troy Root, Archie Root, Jr., and Brenda Colley; as well as other relatives and many friends to mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 19, 2016, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Salem Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 P.M. Friday at Hart Funeral Home, located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin.

  • Rosemary Grehl Stein
    Posted at 22:27h, 15 November Reply

    Root Cousins, my sincere condolences in the passing of your father. I am so sorry for your loss, may his memory warm you…

  • Roger Fortney
    Posted at 00:36h, 16 November Reply

    Rest easy you have earned it.My mom will be there to see you

  • Karmin satterfield
    Posted at 20:02h, 17 November Reply

    I will miss you uncle Amon we love you very much

  • Chrystal Collins
    Posted at 07:46h, 18 November Reply

    I’m so sorry for yalls loss… If there’s anything you guys need, just let me know… my numbers 606-515-3778… I’ll be keeping all of you guys in my prayers…

  • jesse c grant
    Posted at 22:24h, 18 November Reply

    my condolence’s to the root family I wish I could be there

  • Jay River
    Posted at 17:08h, 03 December Reply

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. Sickness has robbed us of our loved ones resulting in their death. May these scriptures bring you all comfort. Isaiah 33:24 promises ,”And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.” When Jesus was on earth he healed the sick and raised the dead. At John 11:25 “Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” What a wonderful hope we can look forward to and may God strengthened you in the days ahead.


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