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James H. Kingrey

November 11, 1945     ~     December 15, 2009

James Hughes Kingrey, 64, Louisville, died Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at the University of Louisville Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident. A native of Barren County, he was the youngest son of the late Radford and Lucy Frances Hood Kingrey, a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the Valley Chapel of Prayer.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Virginia A. Smith Kingrey; three children, Angela Dawn (Allen) Bush, Christopher Hughes (Jennifer) Kingrey, and James Joshua Kingrey; nine grandchildren, Justin Keith Bush, Cody Allen Bush, Jerron Skylier Kingrey, Jamison Michael Kingrey, Shayla Renea Kingrey, Clayton Matthew Spivey, Tiffany Roxanne Spivey, Timothy Ryan Spivey, and Larry Clay Tyler Spivey; four brothers, Herman Kingrey of Glasgow, Ewing “Doc” Kingrey of Mt. Hermon, Paris (Betty) Kingrey of Temple Hill, and Curtis (Dorothy) Kingrey of Louisville; and many loved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Daisy Eubank, Alene Key, and Verneal Spradlin; and three brothers, Millard Kingrey, Thurman Kingrey, and Floyd Kingrey.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Valley Chapel of Prayer, 9111 Mitchell Lane, Louisville, and from 1 to 8 Friday at Hatcher & Saddler.

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10 Entries for James H. Kingrey

  1. Tina Staples says:

    Angie and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you were very close to your dad my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If I can do anything please know you can call. May God be with you
    Tina Staples

  2. Keith Steenbergen says:

    Virginia, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you through this difficult time.

  3. Doug and Tracy Wheeler says:

    To the Kingrey family, You all are in our prayers and thoughts. James was such a inspiration to us all we will so miss our dear brother in Christ. We are keeping each and everyone of you in our prayers. We love you all and are here for you.
    May the Lord’s gentle hand and Spirit hold you during this time and always.

    Doug and Tracy Wheeler

  4. Liz & Steve Blakley says:

    Virgina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember James Shoes as Mom called him as we were growing up . He was Rays age and I never thought of him as a Uncle. He was just James.
    I’m so glad that I saw you guys when I was there For Barbara, I’ll aways remember him
    You are far away from me Virgina but you and your family are close in my heart .
    God BLess you and your loved ones
    Your niece Liz

  5. Jody South says:

    im so sorry to hear about james always thought a lot about him he was a good guy. chris and jenny and the rest of the family im so sorry about your loss.

    Jody South

  6. Dickie & Marilyn Barrick says:

    Angie and family,
    Words cannot describe the loss you are feeling unless it is someone who has been there.
    Our sympathy goes to you and your family during this time of grief.

  7. Liz & Steve Blakley says:

    Thinking of you all wishing I could take some of your pain away. Grief is
    painfull and no one can do it for you if I could I would.
    If we had not loved him it would not hurt.
    In my own way I’m just trying to say I love you and take care
    You and your family are in my prayers

  8. Sandy Emberton Green says:

    Jenny, I am so sorry to hear about James. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from each other, but I still remember our good times. Take care of yourself. You and your family will be in my prayers. Sandy (remember: Shirley Emberton’s little bratty sister.)

  9. Shirley Lambert says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do please let me know.
    Lamar & Shirley Lambert

  10. Andrea Rhea says:


    I am so sorry for your loss and wish that I could have been there. Please call me any time.