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Prominent Kentucky Republican Lawrence "Larry" Forgy Jr. dies

Larry Forgy
Posted at 8:23 AM, Jan 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-13 23:31:41-05

Prominent Kentucky Republican and former Gubernatorial candidate Lawrence "Larry" Forgy Jr. has died. He was 82.

His sister, state senator Alice Forgy Kerr, confirmed the news in a Facebook post.

Kerr says he died just before 1 a.m. Thursday at UK hospital.

She said, "He was a devoted son, brother, father, and friend in addition to his long and distinguished career in law and politics."

“I’m saddened to learn of the passing of Larry Forgy. His passion was for the betterment of our Commonwealth, and he dedicated much of his life in advocating for Kentucky. Lynn and I offer our prayers to his family," said Auditor Mike Harmon on the passing of Forgy.

Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

Forgy was narrowly beaten by Paul Patton in the 1995 Gubernatorial race.

His visitation will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 11am to 2pm, with a funeral service following at 2pm. A live stream of the service can be viewed by following this link: Forgy Live Stream which will be active on the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Way of Kentucky at uwky.org/tornado for tornado relief in Mayfield, KY (Graves Co.) and Bowling Green, KY (Warren Co.).