It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Wendell Brotherton of Nancy, Kentucky on March 24, 2023 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Robert was born on September 22, 1946, in Somerset, Kentucky, son of the late Bernard Brotherton and Allene (Brotherton) Tarter, and stepson to the late Athel Tarter.
Wendell was a loving husband of 52 years to his wife Karen Brotherton and proud father to one son Robert Eric Brotherton and one daughter Robin Bernal (Fabian Bernal). Wendell had 3 grandchildren whom he cherished deeply Chloe Brotherton, Morgan Bernal and Zella Bernal. In addition, Wendell is survived by many nieces and nephews including Teresa Haynes, Melissa Helm, Angie Brotherton, Amy Brotherton, Steven Merrick, Sharon Dalton, Sabrina Merrick, Stephanie Woodson, Michael Merrick, Rickey Merrick, Brian Merrick, Jason Merrick, Amy Merrick King, Torey Thompson, Kevin Hargis, Teresa Prouty, Lesley Baker and Belinda Baker. Wendell is also survived by sister-in-law Diane Brotherton and numerous great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Tamera Daulton, brother Ronald Brotherton and nephew Eddie Daulton.
Wendell was a Pulaski County High School graduate. Wendell was a proud Vietnam veteran that served in the United States Airforce. Afterwards he worked for Crane company for 15 years. Wendell and Karen proudly operated their own cattle farm for more than 50 years. They also had sold mattresses since 1990. Wendell enjoyed most being out on his tractor, working on the farm and sitting around with his family enjoying his granddaughters.
Wendell will be missed by all those who had the privilege of calling him father, papa, friend or family member. His family takes comfort in knowing he has no more pain and is reunited with his loved ones in God’s warm embrace.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will follow on Friday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jamey Epperson and Bro. Matt Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.