Richard David Kazee 1952-2013

Richard David Kazee, 61, of Flatwoods, KY passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Kazee was born February 2, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland to Arbutus Akers Kazee and the late Elmer Kazee Jr.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Ray Kazee.

Mr. Kazee was an electrician with I.B.E.W. and attended the South Point Church of God.  He loved his family and brought joy to everyone he was around.  He was always there to lend a hand and help someone.  Anyone who knew him knew his love of music.  He has played with many musicians over the years, one of his favorites, who he will be joining in Heaven, Sarah Mays. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles and trading knives.

In addition to his mother, Arbutus, he is also survived by a daughter, Chasidy Dionne (Sam) Watkins of Ashland, KY; a son, Gabe David (Jennifer) Kazee of Hodgenville, KY; five grandchildren:  Emily Grace Watkins, Elijah Richard Watkins, Benjamin Joshua Watkins, Morgan Elizabeth Kazee, and Kaleb David Kazee; a brother, Drew (Peggy) Kazee of Russell, KY; a sister, Deanna Kazee of Raceland, KY; three nephews: Mark Kazee, Joshua Francis, and Aaron Francis; a niece, Andrea Carver.

The funeral will be at 1 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with Elder Roy Bennett officiating.  Burial will follow in Kirby Flatts Cemetery.

The visitation will be from 11 AM until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Mr. Kazee’s honor to Bikers for Christ.  For online condolences and web casting of the funeral, visit



#7 Herman & Tina Harles 2013-03-02 04:11
Sorry for your family's loss. Our hearts are with you
#6 Angelia Cumbo Nabors 2013-03-01 22:07
Chas and Gabe,
My thoughts will be with you tomorrow as you and your family honor your Father's life. He would want you to celebrate his passing and remember him with songs and music. I will always think of him when I see a dobro or guitar and have fond memories singing with him from time to time. He was so gifted! Love to you, Angie
#5 Sheila Riddle 2013-03-01 19:00
My sincere condolences to the entire family and also to his friends. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
#4 Billy Johnson 2013-03-01 16:01
You will be dearly missed Dickie. I enjoyed so much picking music with you. I learned so much. You are like a brother to me. I'll be tuned up and looking for you in the hereafter......Billy
#3 Michael Kazee 2013-03-01 15:40
RIP Dickie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am going to miss you very much Cuz. I am so sad right now I dont know what else to say but I love you Cuz.
#2 Judy J. Parham 2013-03-01 13:46
Dear Arbutus, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time. My siblings, Jack, Levi Jr., Bobbie and their spouses (having no computer) also send their condolences. If I can change an appointment, I will see you tomorrow. Love and Prayers Judy Rose Johnson (Parham)
#1 darlene kazee 2013-02-28 22:05
to our daughter, chasidy, our son gabe, to sam , to jennifer, to all of our beautiful , amazing grandchildren, morgan, emily, kaleb, eli and ben. to the greatest mom , arbutus, to brother drew, to deanna, and all their families. to all of the wonderful kazee family that i love and adore. my heart breaks for all of you. dick was so important to all of his family and friends. he loved them so deeply and so dearly. he will be so missed everyday for the rest of their lives. he was loved , adored, admired, thought of the world.
his love of family, friends, his music , can not be compared.
on a personal note. i will miss you so, you gave me my babies , my love of music, you will always be in my heart forever. we grew up together, thank you for sharing your life with me. you will never be forgotten. you took our love with you. d

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