Funeral services for James Ethington, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the North Frankfort Baptist Church, 7945 Owenton Road.
Mr. Ethington, who died Sunday evening in Frankfort, will be buried in the Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Born on February 10, 1935, he was the son of the late Thomas D. and Margaret Webster Ethington. A member of the Light of the World Christian Church, he was married for 51 years to his wife Anna McKinney Ethington. The loves of his life were his family and friends.
Along with his wife, Mr. Ethington is survived by two daughters, Martha Ann Boyd (Billy) and Connie Grigalis; one son, David Gene Ethington (Christy); six grandsons, Dennis Newman, James David Barnes (Ashley), Matthew Allan Ethington, Shawn Gregory Barnes, Trevor Roberts, and Eric Boyd; two great-granddaughters, Casey Ann Barnes and Nicole Evelyn Roberts; one great-grandson, William Osman; and two brothers, Lee Ethington and Raymond Ethington.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Troxell and Ruby Smith; and three brothers, Walter Ethington, Wilson Ethington, and Dee Ethington.
Rev. Jason Green, Sr., Rev. Tim Jump, and Rev. David Smith will officiate the services.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Ethington’s grandchildren and nephews.
Visitation will be at the church from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions toward funeral expenses to Rogers Funeral Home, 507 W. 2nd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.