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James (Jimmy) Franklin, 80, Taylor Co., KY native (1935-2016)

He was retired from Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY.
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James "Jimmy" Franklin, 80, of Lexington, KY, formerly of Campbellsville, KY, died at 9:25amET, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Lexington.

The funeral service will be at 12pmCT/1pmET, Friday, December 16, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KYm by Rev. Dannie Nelson. Burial will be inCampbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. 68 Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 7am-12pmCT/8am-1pmET, Friday, December 16, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

James "Jimmy" Franklin, Taylor County, KY (1935-2016)

James "Jimmy" Franklin, was the son of the late Claude Franklin and Rena Belle Shipp Franklin. He was born December 18, 1935, in Taylor County, KY. He died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 25 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pitman Valley Baptist Church.

He was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville and a farmer.

He united in marriage to Norma Jean Barnett October 5, 1957

Besides his wife, Norma Jean Franklin of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by:
  • One daughter and son-in-law: Sandra Kaye and Brian Hinton of Campbellsville, KY

  • One grandson: Brandon Skaggs and wife, April of Lexington, KY

  • One great-granddaughter: Brooklyn Reese Skaggs of Lexington, KY

  • One sister: Frances Franklin of Blacklick, Ohio

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
James was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters: Charles "Cotton" Franklin, Junior Franklin, Betty Sharp and Virginia Bear.

Send condolences to the family of James (Jimmy Franklin

Family request expressions of sympathy be donations to Gideon Bibles and these may be made at the funeral home.

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

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James (Jimmy) Franklin, 80, Taylor Co., KY native (1935-2016

2016-12-15 - 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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