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Obituary: James E. Wilgus, Jr., 83, Taylor Co., KY

He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and a retired military and commercial pilot. He will be buried with full military honors in Murfreesboro, TN

James E. Wilgus, Jr. 83, Campbellsville, KY, died October 21, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Saturday, October 24, 2009, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. William Herndon. Graveside services will be at 11amCT, Monday, October 26, 2009, at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 5350 NW Broad St Murfreesboro, TN, with full military honors.


Pallbearers are Jim Delaroderie, John Delaroderie, Todd Delaroderie, Tom Delaroderie, Mike taylor, Brandon Wilgus, and Brian Wilgus.

James E. Wilgus (1926-2009)

James E. Wilgus, Jr. of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late James E. Wilgus, Sr. and Jenny Hudson Wilgus, was born in Selbyville, DE, August 27, 1926. He died at 6:43pmET, Wednesday, October 21, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY, at the age of 83, 1 month, and 24 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the St. Mark United Methodist Church.

He was a retired military and commercial pilot.

He served his country honorably in the United States Navy and United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Major after some twenty-two years.

He united in marriage to Mary Hargan October 3, 1962.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hargan Wilgus, and the following:
  • One son and four daughters: J. Robert Wilgus and wife, Pat of Duluth, GA: Connie Delaroderie and husband, Aldridge of Newport, NC; Susan Taylor and husband, Charles of Greensboro, NC; JoAnne Ghavami and husband, Bizhan of Brentwood, TN; and Jennifer Wilgus of Murfreesboro, TN

  • Seven grandsons: Jim Delaroderie, John Delaroderie, Todd Delaroderie, Tom Delaroderie, Mike Taylor, Brandon Wilgus and Brian Wilgus

  • Four great-grandchildren: Alex Taylor, Sofia Delaroderie, Brianna Wilgus and Eleanor Rose Wilgus

  • One brother: Eugene Wilgus of Selbyville, DE

  • And several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Commander Carlton Wilgus.

Send a condolence to the family of James E. Wilgus, Jr.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be in the form of flowers or donations to Campellsville University or Hospice of Central Kentucky and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: grissomfuneralhome@windstream.net. Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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