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James Jackson “Jack” London

HISEVILLE – James Jackson “Jack” London died Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Shanti Niketan Hospice House in Glasgow, KY.  Born August 24, 1933, to Otis London and Eliza Edwards London, he spent the entirety of his 89 year life in the Hiseville Community.

Jack was extremely well-known in our community due in part to his long banking career with Hiseville Deposit Bank, New Farmers National Bank, and South Central Bank, managing locations in Hiseville, Cave City, and Park City. He spent his career working to help others build the life that they dreamed.  He would let it be known that his love for God and family far surpassed any worldly achievements. On February 27, 1954, Jack married his Hiseville High School Sweetheart, the late Katherine Hughes London (who preceded in death on January 6, 2022), and began a family and farming operation that he loved dearly and would expand greatly throughout his life.

He is survived by a son, Randy, wife Teresa of Hiseville; a daughter, Faye Holley, husband Steve of Crestwood, KY, daughter-in-law, Dee Dee London-Komar of Hiseville; and is predeceased by a son, Gary.  Pa is also survived by seven grandchildren, Lori Stephens (Todd), Matthew London, (Betsy), Amanda Fry (Branden), Sheena Humphrey (Keith), Brooke Glass (Matt), Emily Mitchell (AJ), and Ashley Lawler (Dakota); and 14 great-grandchildren.

Three brothers precede Jack in death including Stanley, Paul, and Ray London. He is survived by a brother, Roy London, and was Uncle Jack to many nieces and nephews.  Jack was a member of South Green St Church of Christ for the last several years after decades of serving as a deacon at Coral Hill Church of Christ.

In retirement, Jack spent several years continuing to work with his sons on the family dairy and tobacco farm and playing checkers in Hiseville. Jack also continued his long-standing service to the community as Chair of the Green River Water District Board and with the Horse Cave Rotary Club. In a desire to continue service to his community, at age 80, Jack was elected and served a term as a Barren Co Magistrate of the 4th District in 2014. In recent years, Jack was recognized by the communities he spent a lifetime serving. First by the Cave City Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and in 2019 by the Glasgow Barren County Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year.

For generations, Jack was sought out for advice and counsel by many, in all walks of life. His willingness and desire to help others any way he could to better themselves demonstrated the caring neighbor and confidant he was. He will be missed by those who loved him and called him friend.

A very special thanks to all who helped care for Pa, including Marita McKinney, Becky Davidson, Sarah Coomer, and the Shanti Niketan Hospice nurses and staff.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 7, 2023, at 11 AM. Visitation will begin Thursday, April 6, at 11 AM, and prior to the service on Friday, all at Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home, Glasgow, KY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in honor Jack & Katherine London to the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home, 1020 Glenview Dr, Glasgow, KY 42141, or Potter Children’s Home, 2350 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101.

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