Mr. Followell served in the United States Army Reserve and attended Draughon’s Business College.
He worked at Union Carbide and Airco Chemicals until he purchased Followell’s Gulf, which he operated for 30 years. He was a member of West End Baptist Church of Paducah and Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jerretta Spees Followell; one daughter, Cara Jeanine “Jeanne” Byford and husband Chris of McKinney, Texas; four sons, Richard Blake Followell and wife Teresa, Michael Duane Followell and wife Dawn and Stanley Todd Followell, all of Paducah, and Robert Allen Followell and wife Khristina of Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Jean Biggers and husband John of Sedona, Ariz.; one brother, Darrell Followell and wife Annabelle of Paducah; and one half sister, Gladys Trail of Metropolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Dillon Followell and Coral Bell Stilley Followell; and two grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Sunday at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Lindsey and Rev. Terry Sills officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Boaz, Ky.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 324 S. 28th St., Paducah, KY 42001.