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James B. "Jimmy" Whelan

June 4, 1951 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 68)


James B. "Jimmy" Whelan, 68, of Rineyville, KY passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his residence.

Mr. Whelan had been a master plumber since 1985, and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona Gayle Whelan; an infant son, Jamie Whelan; his parents, Manson & Mary Rose Whelan; three infant grandchildren; a sister, Janet K. Whelan Hood; his mother-in-law & father-in-law, Willie & Ruby Berry.

Survivors include:
One daughter, Deana Whelan of Rineyville, KY; one son, Jason Whelan of Elizabethtown, KY; two grandchildren, Danielle Dillon, Kristopher Whelan; a great-granddaughter, Leliana Dillon; a great-grandson on the way; two brothers, Merlin E. Whelan, Joseph M. Whelan; one sister, Sue Carol Fulkerson; several nieces & nephews; and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sunday and from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Monday at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services for Mr. Whelan will be held at 12:00 PM, Monday, October 14, 2019 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY with Bro. Glenn Cornett officiating. Burial will follow in Blueball Baptist Church Cemetery, Rineyville, KY.

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