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J.C. "Doc" James

January 5, 1939 May 8, 2019
J.C. "Doc" James
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J.C. “Doc” James, age 80, of Madisonville, KY passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, IN. Mr. James was born on January 5, 1939 in Fredonia, KY to the late Hubert Kelly James and Maggie Marie Peak James. He was a coal miner for close to forty seven years having worked his last day at Warrior Coal on December 23, 2018. Mr. James was recently featured in a national magazine publication as being the oldest working coal miner in the United States. At his retirement from his work with the mines Mr. James had been working with his son and two grandsons working in the coal industry all at the same time. He was a member of the Elkhorn Tabernacle Church of Elkhorn, KY.

Mr. James is survived by his wife of 54 years ~ Freda Orten James of Madisonville, KY, one daughter ~ Revely James of Madisonville, KY, two sons ~ Rodney (Elisabeth) James of Madisonville, KY, and Mark (Nina) James of Beulah, KY; one brother ~ Richard (Shirley) James of Dawson Springs, KY, and two sisters ~ Birdie Pierson of Marion, KY and Ruby Jennings of Nancy, KY; five grandchildren ~ Forrest James, Jacob James, Joshua James, Rachel James, Rebekah James, and four great-grandchildren ~ Peyton James, Khloe James, Bentley James and Alyssa James.

Preceding Mr. James in death are his parents, and ten brothers and sisters.

Visitation for Mr. J.C. “Doc” James will be Friday, May 10, 2019, from 5:00 PM until 8:30 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY, and on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour at 2:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY with his two sons, Rev. Rodney James and Mark James, officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Active pallbearers include Jason James, Rodney James, Mark James, Forrest James, Jacob James and Joshua James


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

May

5:00 PM 5/10/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:30 PM 5/10/2019 8:30:00 PM
Beshear Funeral Home

201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 245
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

Beshear Funeral Home
201 North Main Street Dawson Springs 42408 KY
United States

Visitation

Saturday

11

May

9:00 AM 5/11/2019 9:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
Beshear Funeral Home

201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 245
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

Beshear Funeral Home
201 North Main Street Dawson Springs 42408 KY
United States

Service

Saturday

11

May

2:00 PM 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/11/2019 3:00:00 PM
Beshear Funeral Home

201 North Main Street
P.O. Box 245
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

Beshear Funeral Home
201 North Main Street Dawson Springs 42408 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rosedale Cemetery Final Resting Place

Industrial Rd.
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

Industrial Rd. Dawson Springs 42408 KY
United States
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