Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

James Edward Whitlock, Jr., 63, Taylor Co., KY (1956-2020)

James Edward Whitlock, Jr. passed away on January 22, 2020. He was 63 years old.

Visitation and memorial service will be held in Campbellsville with interment in Saloma Cemetery, Taylor County on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 1pmET.

A memorial gathering will be held at the family home in Lexington on Sunday, March 29, 2020, from 1pmET to 4pmET.

Son of the late James Whitlock, Sr., and Barbara Hazard Whitlock. He was born October 6, 1956 at Camp Pendleton, California. Survived by siblings Vincent Whitlock of Chicago, Illinois; Elizabeth Whitlock & Stephen Whitlock of Lexington, Kentucky; Alisa Beth McKinney-Whitlock and nieces, Haleigh and Delaney Whitlock, also of Lexington, Kentucky; step-brother Grant A. Cox (Karli) and sons, of Prospect, Kentucky; as well as a host of family and friends who were inspired by his unwavering courage and faith.

Jimmy's early years were spent in Lebanon where he was confirmed at St. Augustine Catholic Church and, lived in Campbellsville before he relocated to Lexington after a life-altering automobile accident. He went on to graduate from UK with a business degree and was a knowledgeable thoroughbred horse-racing enthusiast, who never lost his immense appreciation for wildlife conservation and the outdoors.

Always with a smile and kind words for everyone, Jimmy was one of the longest living quadriplegics in the US.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be sent to Race Track Chaplaincy of America, which ministers to the needs of everyone involved in the horse racing industry, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd. Ste. A-120, Lexington, Kentucky 40504.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

This story was posted on 2020-01-24 05:59:45
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email

James Edward Whitlock, Jr., 63, Taylor Co., KY (1956-2020)

2020-01-24 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo courtesy Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by Linda Waggener and Pen Waggener, PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia Magazine. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.