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David Starkey Obituary, Death – Survived By

David Starkey Obituary, Death – Survived By

David Starkey Obituary – Dr. A. David Starkey, age 61 of Benton, KY died on Friday, January 7th 2021 at Continue Care Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville, KY. He was born January 31, 1960 to the late Alva Nelson & Patricia “Granny” Starkey in Sturgis, KY. Dr. Starkey was a coal miner at Pyro. He graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Starkey also owned a family practice Marion Wellness Clinic in Marion, KY since 2005. He attended medical school at American University and completed his residency at Baptist Health Madisonville previously known as Trover Clinic.

He is preceded in death by his parents Alva Nelson & Patricia Straker Starkey; 2 brothers Mark & Bruce Matthew Starkey.

He is survived by his wife of “what seems like only yesterday”, Tutut Ariani Starkey; daughter LaDarra Jackel, son-in-law Danny Jackel, and granddaughter Tallulah Jackel; daughter Bettye Starkey; son Blayne Starkey; brother John Starkey and sister-in-law Patti Starkey; brother Paul Starkey; sister Sherry Freer; nieces Kristina Billings, Kimberly Leighty, Kasey Black, and Miranda Eversole; nephews Michael Starkey, Patrick Starkey and Tyler Freer.

Funeral service will be 11AM on Wednesday 1/12/2022 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, KY. President Bill Denson will officiate. Visitation will be 4PM-7PM on Tuesday 1/11/2022 at Whitsell Funeral Home and visitation will be 9AM until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home Burial will be held at Grangertown Cemetery, Sturgis, KY. Online condolences can be made at

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