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James Spainhoward - Henderson - Mar 2013

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James Spainhoward - Henderson - Mar 2013

Posted: 1364500937000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Spainhoward
James Thomas Spainhoward

James Thomas Spainhoward, 74, Henderson, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Lucy Smith King Care Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1938, in Henderson County to Claude Thomas and Frances Phillips Spainhoward.

He was a retired salesman for Frito Lay and he owned Bryant’s Grocery Store for 12 years. He was an U.S. Army veteran. James was an avid UK basketball fan and loved to hunt and fish. He was a Kentucky Colonel and attended Spottsville Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dannie Spainhoward.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nancy Spainhoward; two sons, Kevin Spainhoward and his wife, Shelly, and Kelly Spainhoward and his wife, Jana, both of Henderson; one brother, Darrel Wayne Spainhoward of Spottsville; three grandchildren, Kelsey Spainhoward, Blake Spainhoward and Lauren Spainhoward; several nieces, nephews and friends; and his much-loved pets, Zoe and Jess.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel. Brother Chester Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Baskett Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at

Pallbearers will be William Ross, Jon Floyd, Bob Glassco, Tony Cain, Tim Darnell and Phillip Meredith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Griffin, David McLevain, Ricky Stone and Jonathan Meredith.

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