James Gilbert ""Jim"" Link, 74, Lawrenceburg, formerly of Cynthiana, died April 23, 2014 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington.
He was born in Bourbon County, Ky., to the late Walter Link Sr. and Pearl Fletcher Link. He was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Harney and two brothers, Garnett and Robert Link.
He was a native of Bourbon County, Ky. and a 1958 graduate of Nicholas County High School. A retired regional sales manager, he worked for Cumberland Gap Provision Co., Webber Farms Inc. in Cynthiana and Edwards Sausage Co. in Lawrenceburg. He was an active member of Lawrenceburg First Christian Church, served as former deacon, chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee for many years, and as past president, longtime cook, and active participant of Christian Men's Fellowship.
A service oriented citizen, he served his community as founder of the Anderson County Habitat for Humanity, past president of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club
, and former chairman of the United Way.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Hostetter Link; three children, James William Link of Lexington, Laura Taylor Link (Rick) Gillis and Margaret Fielding Link, both of Lawrenceburg; two step sons, Kelly (Conda) Young and Darin (Allison) Young; seven grandchildren, Taylor Kathryn and Griffin Link Gillis, Henry Jamison Gonzalez, Erin and Cameron Young, Max and Carson Young; three sisters, Edna (Bob) Thompson and Barbara (Bob) Wilson, both of Paris, and Mary Alice Moore of Mt. Sterling; a brother, Walter (Wilma) Link Jr. of Bourbon County; a sister-in-law, Joyce Link; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 26 at First Christian Church, Lawrenceburg, Ky. with the Rev. James Wheeler officiating.
Members of the 1958 graduating class of Nicholas County High School will serve as honorary bearers.
Memorials are suggested to the Chimes Fund or Christian Men's Fellowship at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, was in charge of arrangements.