GREENVILLE, KY - James Rondal Propes Sr., passed away January 14, 2012.
He was born on March 23, 1926 in Marrowbone, Cumberland County, KY., the son of Gertie Breeding and William Propes.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Poynter Propes, and two sons, James Rondal Jr. (Nancy) of Greenville, KY and Thomas Russell (Cindi) of Mooresville, NC. He had four grandchildren, Troy R. Propes (Lee), Travis R. Propes (Chrysti Carol) both of Daniel Island, SC., Megan Chaney (Brian) of Greenville, and Donald R. Propes of Louisville. Two step granddaughters Lee Carol Dowdy and Andrea Crawford of Martin, TN. He had eight great grandchildren, Addison, Karlee, and Regan Propes, Andrew and Ryan Propes, Lillian Chaney, and Hensley and Audrey Dowdy.
He is preceded in death by his brother Ivan P. Propes.
James was a member of Second Baptist Church in Greenville, KY. He retired from Naval Ordinance in Louisville in 1986, and served in the U.S. Navy WWII aboard USS Pasig (AW3). He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of KY, Valley # 511 for over 50 years, and Madeline Chapter # 64 Order of the Eastern Star also a 50 year member.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Dr. Ray England officiating and Bro. Carlton Bell assisting. Visitation will be after 4:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Louisville Memorial Gardens cemetery on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 with visitation from 1:00PM-2:00PM Eastern time at the cemetery.
The family requests that donations be made in c/o Hooked of Life or Second Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com
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