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Jimmy (Boney) Karnes, 73, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native - (1944-2018)

He was a hero. Boney was self-employed as a painter and hung and finished drywall. He was a member of the Elkhorn Masonic Lodge #568 and The American Legion. In his past time, he would listen to country music and was an avid Louisville Cardinal fan. Boney also loved to swim in the Green River Lake and while there, had rescued at least two children. He was born in Green County, KY, and was a resident of Campbellsville, KY, at the time of his death. His wife of over 33 years, Karen Smith Karnes, survives. He leaves 21 direct living descendants. His final resting place will be in Lebanon National Cemetery.
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Jimmy "Boney" Karnes, 73, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 8amET, Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Campbellsville.

Celebration of Life Service will be at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. John Batcher Burial will be Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Hwy 208, Lebanon, KY. Visitation will be after 10amCT/11amET, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.



Jimmy (Boney) Karnes, 73, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native - (1944-2018)

Jimmy "Boney" Karnes was the son of the late Walter Karnes & Katherine Martin Wright. He was born October 25, 1944, in Green County, KY. He died Sunday, February 18, 2018 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 73 years, three months, and 24 days.

Boney was self-employed as a painter and hung and finished drywall. He was a member of the Elkhorn Masonic Lodge #568 and The American Legion. In his past time, he would listen to country music and was an avid Louisville Cardinal fan. Boney also loved to swim in the Green River Lake and while there, had rescued at least two children.

He united in marriage to Karen Smith August 4, 1984.

Besides his wife, Karen Karnes of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by:
  • Three sons and two daughters: Bryan Karnes & wife, Belinda of Stanford, KY; Joey Karnes and fiancee, Erica Furmon and Kelly Parker of Lebanon, KY; Steven Parker of Campbellsville, KY; and Lisa Karnes of Greensburg, KY

  • Twelve grandchildren: Quashawn Furmon and Kennesha Furmon of Lebanon, KY; Blake Coffman, Tyler Karnes, Devan Karnes, Hanna Karnes, Jessica Joseph and Jayme Karnes of Danville, KY; Savanah Parker, Sammy Parker and Emilie Isabelle of Campbellsville, KY; and Xavier Furmon of Lebanon, KY

  • Four great-grandchildren: Hunter Joseph and Isabella Joseph of Danville, KY; and MaKhila Miller and ZaNyila Blake of Lebanon, KY

  • Five brothers: Darrell Karnes, John Walter Karnes and Brian Karnes and wife, Tasha of Campbellsville, KY; David Karnes of Dallas, TX; and Roger Karnes of Skowhegan, Maine

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Joyce Karnes and Clemmy Karnes.

Send condolences to the family of Jimmy "Boney" Karnes

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to the funeral expenses and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home

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


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Jimmy (Boney) Karnes, 73, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native - (1944-2018)



2018-02-20 - 418 Lebanon Avenue, Columbia, KY - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Jimmy (Boney) Karnes, 73, Taylor Co./Green Co., KY native - (1944-2018)


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