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James "Jim" V. Wathen

February 10, 1944 — February 12, 2023

Owensboro

James "Jim" V. Wathen

James “Jim” V. Wathen, 79, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, February 12, 2023, at his home. The Daviess County native was born February 10, 1944, to the late Victor and Mildred Wathen. Jim graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School, class of 1962. He continued his education and became a certified electrician. Jim had a great sense of humor and was passionate about his Corvette belonging to the local Corvette Club and participating in several car shows. He also had a love for music and playing his guitar. When he was younger, Jim lived in Florida and loved the beach. He was an avid UK basketball fan and just enjoyed sports in general, including college and professional football. Jim was of the Catholic faith and attended Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church.    

 

In addition to his parents, Jim also was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Walters.

 

Survivors include his sister, Melissa Sloan and husband Wendell of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.

 

A funeral will be noon Friday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.    

 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital, 231 E Chestnut St, Louisville, KY 40202.

 

Condolences and memories for Jim’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Friday, February 17, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Friday, February 17, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Friday, February 17, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Resurrection Cemetery Chapel

5404 KY-54, Owensboro, KY 42303

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