Mr. Jimmy Lee Herndon

  • Born: November 4, 1949
  • Died: July 16, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Jimmy Lee Herndon, age 71, of Murray, Kentucky, died on, Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. Herndon was born in Calloway County, Kentucky, on November 4, 1949. Mr. Herndon retired with Kenlake Foods as a Quality Inspector Technician. He was a graduate of Murray State University, was of the Church of Christ faith, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Herndon was preceded in death by his parents, James Addison Herndon and Rhoda Nell (Lee) Herndon Straight; as well as by a nephew, David Ballance.

Mr. Herndon is survived by his sister, Nan Turner of Murray, Kentucky; niece; Evanna Perkins of Murray, Kentucky; great nieces, Elizabeth White, Katelyn Parrish and husband Robert, and Kenna Brewer all of Murray, Kentucky; and one great nephew, Jeffrey Brewer of Murray, Kentucky.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. John Dale will officiate, and burial will follow in the Temple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Jimmy when we started up Kenlake Foods. He was one of the original hires. He helped set up the QA Lab and with the start up of the plant. He was one of the "Good Guys", I respected him, and enjoyed working with him. We lost track of one another as I moved on to different plants. I will always hold those times special in my thoughts. I was sorry to hear of his passing send my condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by William McCarthy - HEBRON, KY - Coworker   July 19, 2021

Jimmy (tho I always called him James) will be missed. We have been neighbors for over 20 years and have exchanged many ideas over the back fence. I send my best wishes to his family and if there is anything I can do to help please do let me know. Paula Heilig

Posted by Paula Heilig - Murray, KY - Neighbor   July 18, 2021

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