Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Thomas, James Lester (JL), 70

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thomas, James Lester (JL), 70, former police officer for LFUCG and owner of KY Fine Homes/Coldwell Banker, passed away Mon, May 6, 2013. Born in Frankfort, he was the son of Alice Wilhoite Thomas and the late James Lonnie Thomas. He served as a police officer in Lexington for 12 years, attaining the rank of Sargent and received the Officer of the Year in 1976. JL created the crime prevention unit in Lexington and served as the Associate Director for Crime Prevention for the state of KY. As owner and principle broker of KY Fine Homes, he held two locations in Lexington engaging over 70 agents. A former chief of police for Berea College, he was a private pilot, a security consultant with JIF, taught at Eastern KY University and served as a guest lecturer at various colleges and police departments across America.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, James Lonnie Thomas, II, Louisville; a brother, Brian (Donna) Thomas, Charlotte, NC, sisters, Lonelle (Earl) Cottrell, Lexington and Verna (Donnie) Elswick, Richmond. He was preceded in death by his brother, Eric Lee Thomas.

Services will be 11 AM Fri at Milward-Man O’ War, 1509 Trent Blvd. Burial will follow at Versailles Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Thurs.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

April 15, 2014 15676

UPDATE- U.S. Bank Robbery, Bomb Threat…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 14, 2014 5172

U.S. Bank Hanson on Lockdown Due to Bomb…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 14, 2014 4888

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4175

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 12, 2014 2663

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

April 14, 2014 4888

Pedestrian Killed During Two Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 13, 2014 4175

One Dead in Two Vehicle Head On Collision

in Top Stories by Chris E. King
April 12, 2014 2663

One Injured in Two Vehicle Accident in…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 15, 2014 2301

Police Searching for Sureway's 'Baby…

in Top Stories by Taylor Riley, SurfKY News Reporter
April 12, 2014 2037

Muhlenberg Man Injured in Hopkins County…

in Top Stories by Chris E. King

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

April 14, 2014 1163

Grow Garden Grow - Spring Has Sprung

in News by Barbara Cecil Russ
April 13, 2014 810

Two Daviess County Men Busted for…

in Top Stories by Scott Gibbs
April 15, 2014 515

Owensboro Police Investigate Auto Accident

in News by Michael Hathaway
April 14, 2014 464

Owensboro Health Hosts Tours for…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
April 14, 2014 331

Owensboro Farmers Market Opens Saturday

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

April 13, 2014 2189

Muhlenberg 4-H is Buzzing

in Top Stories by Janie Culton
April 14, 2014 1533

MCC Staff Shares Good News with…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 783

Local MCHS Students Train at Job Corps

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
April 15, 2014 705

'Walk Right Back' An Everly Brother's…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter
April 15, 2014 529

Thumbpickers Unite at Mose Rager Day

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News Reporter

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03