Plummer, Deacon James R., Sr.,
99, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Nazareth Home.
He was preceded in death by his wife Octavia “Snooks” Plummer, a grandson, Sean Plummer and son-in-law Thomas Westmeier.
Deacon Jim was a permanent deacon at St. Barnabas Catholic Church (now St. John Paul II) for 33 years. He was retired District Transportation Manager for Reynolds Metals Co. He served as past president of the Transportation Club of Louisville, of the Louisville Chapter of Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity and of the Kentucky Chapter of American Society of Traffic and Logistics. Jim was a member of the Midland Trail Gold Club and was a Purple Heartrecipient and veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his sons, James R., Jr. (Vickie) and Mark S. (Terri); daughters. Judie Westmeier (John Doelker) and Teri Spurling (Jim); 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 10th at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz presiding, followed by entombment at Resthaven. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed to Mass of the Air or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Online condolences may be left at www.ratterman.com.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2018