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James Earl Roots, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015)

He was a member and Deacon of Campbellsville Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired employee, with 31 years service in the U.S. Postal System. He was a native of Taylor County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Charlie Emmitt Roots and Nora Jane Acrey Roots. His wife of 64 years, Opal Baumgardner Roots, survives. He leaves four direct living descendants.
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James Earl Roots of Campbellsville, KY, died at 10:55amCT, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in Campbellsville.

The funeral services will be at 9amCT/10amET, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville by Rev. Ed Pavy. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home. Burial will be Brookside Cemetery with full military honors by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.


James Earl Roots, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015)


James Earl Roots of Campbellsville, KY was the son of the late Charlie Emmitt Roots and Nora Jane Acrey Roots. He was born November 11, 1925, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 89 years, 10 months, and five days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member and Deacon of Campbellsville Baptist Church for fifty-one years.

He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army.

He was a retired employee of the U. S. Postal Service after thirty plus years of service. He united in marriage to Opal Baumgardner June 30, 1951.

Besides his wife, Opal Roots of Campbellsville, he is survived by the following:
  • One daughter: Kathy Roots Milby of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Ariel Katlyn Milby of Campbellsville, KY; and James Morgan Milby of Cincinnati, Ohio

  • One great-grandson: Julian Atlas Milby of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, Charles Roots, William Roots, Everett Roots, Rindie Malone, Irene Maupin and Kate Roots.

Send condolences to the family of James Earl Roots

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge or arrangements.


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James Earl Roots, Taylor County, KY (1925-2015)



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