Obituaries published in the Jessamine Journal 8.29.19

Published 9:30 am Friday, August 30, 2019

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James T. Spradlin
June 19, 1944 – Aug. 25, 2019
James T. Spradlin, 75, husband of Helen “Sue” Peel Spradlin, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Thomas O. and Odessa Marie Smith Spradlin on June 19, 1944. At an early age, his family moved to Eastern, Kentucky, and on to Jessamine County for the remainder of his childhood. Mr. Spradlin worked as a supervisor in the factory industry for many years. He enjoyed fishing, guns, and race cars. In his spare time he would rebuild small motors and loved to be out in the sun on his deck. In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his son, James L. “Jim” Spradlin, Lexington; grandson, James “J.T.” Spradlin, Jr; sister, Jaye Allred, FL; brothers, Gary L. Spradlin, CA, John R. (Suzie) Spradlin, MO, and Curtis Wayne (Sandra) Spradlin, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister in law, Hiroko “Terry” Spradlin.
Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing. Brother Bobby Lakes will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Eugene Peel, Ronnie Blevins, Steve Lathery, Travis Peel, Willie Peel, Junior Dale Peel and Odell Peel. Honorary casket bearers will be Sam Lowery and Ken Spradlin. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Richard Peterson
Oct. 17, 1944 – Aug. 23, 2019
Richard Carl Peterson, 74, husband of Karen Patterson Peterson, died Friday, August 23, 2019 at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Kentucky. He was born on October 17, 1944 in Miami Beach, Florida to the late David Carl and Loretta Joan Lindner Peterson. Richard was a U.S. Postal Worker working at Nandino Boulevard in Lexington, Kentucky, a Navy Veteran and member of New Hope Fellowship Church. In addition to his wife he is survived by a sister, Teri (Kevin) Towe, stepson, Kenneth Patterson and step grandson, Jackson Patterson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Fellowship Church Pastor Ron Riley officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Bearers will be Kevin Towe, Kenneth Patterson, Todd Evans, Deo Young, Taylor Hurst and Willie Howard. Honorary bearers will be nephews, Jeff, Dearing, Mark Dearing, Clay Dearing and Alex Carignan, nieces, Marti Dearing, Amber Dearing, Lydia Dearing and Blake Dearing and a special nephew, Micah Brown. Online guestbook at

Danny Blevins
Feb. 29, 1952 – Aug. 20, 2019
Funeral Services 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 23, 2019 at Highlands Baptist Church. 2032 Parallel Road Lexington. Visitation noon until time of service.

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