HARTFORD — James Edwin “Jimmy” Coots, 73, of Hartford, passed peacefully on June 7 at Signature Healthcare of Hartford. He was born July 31, 1946, in Hartford to the late Amil and AZ Coots. Jimmy was an avid UK basketball fan, lover of people and food, former equestrian with the Special Olympics, and former employee of Tamarlane. Jimmy never met a stranger and was beloved by all who knew him.
Upon his death, Jimmy reunited in Heaven with his Mom and Dad. He was also preceded in death by a great-niece, Anna Claire Taylor, and several cherished aunts and uncles.
Jimmy leaves behind a sister, Kathy (David) Coots Ball, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a nephew, Tony (Kalin) Phelps, of Hartford; two nieces, Sarai (Nathan) Taylor, of Louisville, and Rebekah Phelps, of Louisville; two great-nephews, Alex Phelps and Judah Taylor; extended family; and his Signature Healthcare of Hartford family, who cared for him for 18 years.
A graveside service was held June 10 at Sunnyside Cemetery, with Brother Dennis Rogers officiating. William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam was entrusted with arrangements.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: Debi Puckett for Signature Healthcare Resident Fund, 114 McMurtry Avenue, Hartford, KY 42347, or Ohio County Food Pantry, 2370 St. Rt. 1414, Hartford, KY 42347.
Online condolences may be left for the family of James Edwin “Jimmy” Coots by visiting his memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.