Obituary: James Howard Tinnell, Bardstown

James H. Tinnell died Monday, May 14, 2018, at the home of his daughter. He lived a good life as a self-employed auto mechanic in the Bardstown and Nelson County area.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Leona Tinnell.

He is survived by his wife, Janie who loved and raised their children, which include two daughters, Cathy (Shane) Kirsch and Susan (Joe) O’Bryan, and three sons, Ricky (Cindy) Tinnell, Greg (Marsha) Tinnell, and Jim (Rhonda) Tinnell; two sisters, Louis Taylor and Joyce Young; four brothers, Jack Tinnell, Henry Tinnell Jr., Tim Tinnell, and Richard Tinnell; 12 grandchildren, Jody Tinnell, Jamie Tinnell, Lacey Tinnell, Justin King, Lance King, Anna Tinnell, Alex Kirsch, Indi Kirsch, Julie Tinnell, Megan Ford, Morgan Ford, and Zach O’Bryan; and 10 beautiful great-grandchildren.

The funeral is 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at Barlow Funeral Home with Pastor Mavis Bennett officiating.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, and 8-11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial donations go to Hospice of Nelson County. James lived with Parkinson’s disease during the last years of his life and Hospice was a godsend to his caregivers.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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