James Franklin “Jimmy” Swink, age 83, of Union Star, KY, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Jimmy was born December 15, 1936 in Union Star, KY to the late James Louis and Eula Augusta Payne Swink. His brothers: Louie, Johnny, Joe, and Gene Swink also preceded him in death.

Jimmy was a member of St. Theresa Church in Rhodelia. He enjoyed raising cattle, going to cattle auctions, fishing, and spending the winters in Florida. Jimmy was a hard worker and never stopped until the work was done. He was a loving husband for 65 years and a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Loretta Hardin Swink; children: Nancy (Bobby) Basham of Union Star, Teresa (Billy) Peters of Payneville, and Jack (Paula) Swink of Union Star; siblings: Randall Swink of Irvington, Rob Swink of Union Star, Donnie Swink of Sample, Joy “Sis” Knott of Louisville, and Linda Brown of Brandenburg; grandchildren: Bobbi Jo (Gary) Poole, David (Priscilla) Basham, Jesse (Kristi) Peters, Ashley Richey, Eric Ford, Lynn (Mollye) Swink; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT from the Chapel of Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home with burial to follow in St. Theresa Cemetery.

Visitation was held Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus Health of Central Kentucky, 105 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701.

Online condolences may be made at www.bjsfunerals.com.

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