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James R. Caulk, 86, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2016)

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. After 37 years of service, James retired from the Kroger Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. During his time with them he was a proud member of the Teamsters Local Union 135, being re-elected as the Union Steward for 35 of those years as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for 30 years. After retiring in 1992, James soon returned home to Taylor County where he enjoyed farming, loved working with his cattle and took great pride in operating a well maintained farm.

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James R. Caulk of Taylor Co., KY, died at 6:29pmET, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Lebanon, KY. He was 86 years old.

The visitation will be held from 4pm-7pmCT/5pm/pmET on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY. The funeral service will be at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville, officiated by by Rev. Steve Skaggs. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old US 68, Cambpellsville, KY.

James R. Caulk of Finley, son of the late Malcolm Caulk and Josie Wise Caulk, was born August 4, 1930, in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 6:29 P.M., Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Lebanon. Age: 86

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church.

After 37 years of service, James retired from the Kroger Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. During his time with them he was a proud member of the Teamsters Local Union 135, being re-elected as the Union Steward for 35 of those years as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for 30 years. After retiring in 1992, James soon returned home to Taylor County where he enjoyed farming, loved working with his cattle and took great pride in operating a well maintained farm.

He united in marriage to Ester Elaine Roberts in 1958. She preceded him in death in 1970. James and Ester had three children: James, Jr., Lisa and Keith.

He later united in marriage to Mary E. Goodin Benningfield in 1972. She preceded him in death in 2014.

He is survived by:
  • Two sons: James R. Caulk, Jr. and Keith Allen Caulk of Indianapolis, IN

  • Five grandchildren: Shelby Caulk, Jason Caulk, Matt Sloderbeck, Michele Sloderbeck and Celeste Sloderbeck of Indianapolis, IN

  • One sister, Shirley Ann Caulk of Lebanon, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • and many other relatives and friends.
James was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Ann Caulk Sloderbeck May 18, 2002, three brothers and one sister: Harold Caulk, Elbert Caulk, Bobby Lee Caulk and Louise Melton.

Online condolences at parrottramsey.com.


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