HORSE CAVE – It is with great sadness to announce the passing of James Paul Jolly, age 70. He was born on August 3, 1952, to parents, James Henry Jolly (deceased) and Floyce Alyne Boston Jolly (deceased).
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Nicole Jolly (November 29th 1979-March 20, 1997).
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marsha Church Jolly, of Horse Cave; one son, Daniel Louis Jolly (Jessica); one granddaughter, Kelsey Nicole Jolly; one grandson, Nicholas Henry Jolly, all of Glasgow; one brother, Marty Boston Jolly (Fiancée, Dr. Diana Cristea), of Renton, Washington; one sister-in-law, Kimberly Church Sexton (Ewell); two nieces, Kristin Sexton (Terrance) and Ashley Sexton Harper (James); one God-Daughter, Tiffany Woodard Whitney (Christopher), of Bowling Green; one special lady he called his sister, Ellen Stinson; one bonus daughter, Ronda Harbison (Kyle), of Edmonton.
James was a 1970 graduate of Metcalfe County High School. He then attended Western Kentucky University where he graduated in 1975 with several degrees in Environmental Science (B.S.) He grew up in Center, Ky, making many trips the the gathering spot, “The Ole Node Store”. His childhood church into adulthood was Seven Springs Church where he was a member for many years. He loved his church and was raised in a tight knit community of cousins, family, and many friends. In 2018 he moved his membership to Horse Cave Christian Church, where he served as Deacon and enjoyed fellowship with his church family.
He started his career in Lab at TJ Samson and eventually started a new adventure at Caverna Memorial hospital. There he worked lab and x-ray for many years. Eventually his full focus was on lab, where he held the position of Lab Director, until his early retirement due to cancer. He was an excellent phlebotomist as well. Patients would ask for him by name. He was truly gifted in the task.
He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed anything and everything they could think of. He was always teaching them new ways of fishing,basketball, and golfing, and many other sports. He loved God, his family and friends. His heart was the kindest soul you could find on this earth. He always wanted to do the right thing by all; no matter what the circumstance.
Funeral services will be held at Winn Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 2 PM with burial to follow in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 and from 10 AM until time of service on Wednesday.
Condolences may be expressed online. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Laura Nicole Jolly memorial Scholarship. This would make his heart happy in Heaven.