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Jim Symmes, 59, Adair County, KY (1956-2016)

He was a Columbia businessman, the owner of Vision Commuications. He was a native of Anderson, IN, and a resident of Columbia, KY, at the time of his He had earned the respect and close friendship of many, many people with his outgoing way. His wife of 27 years, Debbie Symmes, survives. He leaves a large family with descendants and relatives in Adair County, KY; Madison County, IN, and in Texas and South Carolina.
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Jim Symmes, 59, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:10 A.M. at his home.

Jim chose cremation and a memorial service will be held later.

Jim Symmes, Adair County, KY (1956-2016)

He was born June 28, 1956, in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Richard & Naomi Keys Symmes. He died Thursday, January 21, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 59 years, six months, and 24 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Danielle Symmes on May 14, 2014, one brother, Michael Symmes and one sister, Kathy Jo Foy.

Jim was the owner of Vision Communications. Survivors include:
  • His wife of 27 years, Debbie Symmes of Columbia, KY

  • Three sons: Richie Symmes of Columbia, Ky; Justin Symmes of Texas; and Jason Nuterspaugh of South Carolina

  • One daughter: Bre Emerton of Anderson, Indiana

  • Two brothers: Richard Symmes and Tom Symmes both of Anderson, Indiana

  • One sister: Susie King of Evansville, Indiana

  • Several grandchildren, other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Jim Symmes

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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