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Amos D. Salisbury, 86

Amos D. Salisbury, 86

Amos Dial Salisbury was born in Goose Creek, Floyd County, Kentucky on March 18, 1932 to the late Dial and Rebecca Salisbury, one of ten children. In 1957, he married the love of his life, his wife of over sixty years, Regina Tackett. They have four children, starting with Connie Lynn (Lucas) Goble, William David (Laura), Jeffrey Amos (Christine) and Mary Jane (Bill) Freitas. Those children in time led to five grandchildren; Andrew Lucas, Mollie Rebecca, Raegan Michelle, Jeffrey Lee, and Abigail Rose; his Abby Rose.
As one who values education and holds it dearly, Amos earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Morehead State University, after which he taught children for over 30 years before retiring to the farm that he and Regina bought in 1957 and on which they raised their children and spoiled their grandchildren. He passed on March 31, 2018, having left the world a better place for his efforts.
From 1966 to 1989, Amos served as Principal at Eastern High School. Many who taught there would testify to his firm, yet just administration. He took great pride in the accomplishments of his students there (many of them his children, nieces or nephews), whose achievements were enabled in part by the work of he and his educational staff. On retirement he busied himself by traveling, reading, working various jobs, lamenting the failures and cheering the successes of Kentucky basketball, spoiling grandchildren and spending time with Regina.
Amos is survived by his brother Fred and his sister Judy (Colvin); his passing is preceded by that of his brothers – Harold, Herman, Thomas, Dean, William and his sisters Helen (Webb) and Shirley (Stewart).
To honor the legacy of Amos Salisbury, the family asks that you pursue with enthusiasm the honorable vocation of your choosing, whether academic or practical, and seek education where you might find it, be it formal or informal. Thus equipped, be willing to share your life with others, as he did, with your knowledge, insight and wisdom.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Greg Sowards officiating. Burial will be at Salisbury Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.edafh.com.


  • Bob and Carol Mascari April 2, 2018 2:20 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family.

  • Bill and Betty Koehler April 2, 2018 11:33 pm

    Rest in peace, Amos. Our condolences, Regina.

  • Joey L Salisbury April 3, 2018 12:31 am

    I come to learn later in life how fortunate I was to have Uncle Amos as my Principal throughout “all” my remembered schools.

    If it hadn’t been for Uncle Amos’ watchful eye, I probably would not have achieved all I did through those years. Of course that finely honed wooden disciplinary stick could have been his secret.

    Thanks Uncle Amos I loved you more than I ever said and I will forever have fond memories of you and my school years.

    Your Nephew Joe

  • Lombardo Family April 3, 2018 2:27 am

    My sincerest condolences from our family to yours. I hope the wonderful promise of seeing our loved ones again when all things are made new, brings you some comfort during this difficult time. (Revelation 21:3,4) Please click on (or copy) the link provided for more information on this wonderful hope. https://www.jw.org/finder?pub=t-35

  • Seth and Olivia Salisbury April 3, 2018 3:59 am

    Olivia and I want to send our condolences to Regina and family.

  • Bob Thompson April 3, 2018 5:54 am

    My deepest condolences to the Salisbury family. Amos was my first basketball coach at Stockdale Elementary. I’m so glad that I thanked Amos personality for doing that several years ago! Our family farm abutted the Salisbury’s. I always admired Amos. He will be sorely missed.

  • Pamela (Ramey)Spradlin April 3, 2018 10:57 am

    Mr. Salisbury was a great principal at Eastern High School. he really cared for his students. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Kathy & Fred Pepple April 4, 2018 9:36 am

    Connie and Family,

    We were so sorry to see the news of your father’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest sympathy.

    Thinking of you…
    Kathy & Fred Pepple

  • Lowell Brown April 6, 2018 2:02 am

    What a great guy he was, and the tremendous influence he had on so many lives. I knew him well even before he became a Teacher.
    As I was growing up on the adjoining farm next to the Salisbury farm I had the pleasure of knowing most of the clan. I was always welcome at their home, as they were at mine. I always tried to visit anytime I was in the area and had a special bond with both Amos and Fred.
    Amos will be missed by many. My thoughts will be with this great family.

  • Jeannette (Carmickle) Walsh April 6, 2018 4:22 am

    Rest in peace, Amos. Our condolences, Regina and all his family and friends. Amos was a part of my childhood foundation, which made me a better person today. I thank you for your service to all the students that passed through your doors. May God be with you till we all meet again. Peace and blessings to all that knew Amos D. Salisbury.

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