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Dr. James H. Wentworth, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016)

Among his many life honors, he was member of the Lindsey Wilson College Athletic Hall of Fame and a member of the Spurlington United Methodist Church.
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Dr. James H. Wentworth of Campbellsville, KY, son of the late Mattie Wentworth Greenwood and Frank P. Wentworth, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Funeral service will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Minister Derek W. Hunter and Rev. Robert Morris. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, December 16, 2016 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. There will be a private burial in Science Hill Cemetery in Science Hill, KY.

Dr. James H. Wentworth, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016)

He was born in Bedford, Trimble County, KY on May 22, 1937. He died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 79 years, six months, and 22 days.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley DeBord Wentworth, March 2002. Brothers: Paul, Harry and Charles Wentworth and one sister Judy Stanley.

He was a member of Spurlington United Methodist Church.

Jim served as head basketball coach at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware for 40 years. He was awarded Wesley Professor Emeritus; inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Lindsey Wilson College, Pfeiffer University, Wesley College and the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. The Wesley College gymnasium is named the "Jim and Shirley Wentworth Gymnasium." He also received Wesley College President's Award for Excellence and Performance and a Doctorate of Public Service.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah, and the following:
  • Son Chris (Sarah)

  • Stepsons: Stan McCubbin (Brandy) and Todd McCubbin (Liz)

  • Grandchildren: Callie, Chloe, Jayden and Kenley McCubbin, Kayden Long and Emma Wentworth.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Wesley College Scholarship Fund or Hosparus of Green River and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Send condolences to the family of Dr. James H. Wentworth

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

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Dr. James H. Wentworth, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016)

2016-12-16 - 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY - Photo from Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Dr. James H. Wentworth, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2016)

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