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James Ray Hedgespeth, 75, Taylor County, KY (1943-2019)

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served his country honorably in the United States Army, a retired welder with Campbellsville Industries and more recently Tech Fab in Campbellsville. In his spare time James enjoyed hunting and fishing.

James Ray Hedgespeth of Campbellsville, KY died Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Lexington at the age of 75.

Funeral service 12noonCT/1pmET Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church by Bro. Freddy Thompson. Visitation after 10amCT/11amET Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the church. Burial follows in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.



He was the son of the late Howard Lee Hedgespeth and Letha Sprowles Hedgespeth, was born October 29, 1943, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Mt. Roberts Baptist Church.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served his country honorably in the United States Army.

James was a retired welder with Campbellsville Industries and more recently Tech Fab in Campbellsville. In his spare time James enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He united in marriage to Mary Jane Gilbert December 3, 1976 and she preceded him in death April 8, 1982.

James is survived by one daughter and one son: Tammie Lynn Durham and James Ray Hedgespeth Jr.; one grandson, Jessie James Durham; one brother-in-law, Donald Underwood all of Campbellsville; three nieces and three nephews: Letha Davidson, Regina Thompson, Sheila Warren, Brian Allen, James Underwood and Steve Underwood; two great nieces, two great nephews and two great-great nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by two grandsons: David Thomas Durham and Thomas Wayne Morgan II; two sisters: Aileen Allen and Bernice Underwood, one nephew, David Allen.

Expressions of sympathy requested to be donations to Hosparus of Green River or funeral expenses and may be made at the funeral home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.


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James Ray Hedgespeth, 75, Taylor County, KY (1943-2019)



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