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James Edward Segrest III


1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Edward Segrest III Obituary
SEGREST, JAMES EDWARD III, was born December 3, 1940 in old Louisville, and died April 5, 2014 in Butchertown.

He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Bradley Segrest; mother Virginia Martin Segrest Stewart; and half sister, Charlotte Stewart Daniels.

He is survived by a brother, William David Segrest (Patricia) of Middletown; and by half-brothers and sisters, Phillip Randolph Stewart (Bettie) and Edna Dale Stewart of Fern Creek, Ina Stewart Klopfer (David) of Hampton Bays, NY, and Charles Martin Stewart (Denny) of Lafollett, TN.

He was graduated from Valley High School where he was a member of the National Honer Society, President of the Student Council, President of Kentucky Student Councils, and President of Jefferson County 4-H Clubs. He represented Kentucky at the Williamsburg Student Burgesses, a forum for high school students from around the world.

He was graduated from the University of Louisville where he was Parliamentarian of the Student Council, Secretary of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and President of the Baptist Student Union. He attended U of L School of Law.

As Director of Planning Controls at the Louisville and Jefferson County Planning Commission, Segrest led the creation of the Butchertown Plan, Louisville's first neighborhood plan. He participated in the Search for Sites that concluded with the selection of the old Presbyterian Seminary buildings as Jefferson Community College. As Director of Local and Comprehensive Planning at KIPDA, Segrest led the production of the first Regional Comprehensive Plan.

Segrest was President and cofounder of Neighborhood Planning and Perservation, a member of the Board of the National Association of Neighborhoods, President of Butchertown, Inc. and Butchertown Neighborhood Association, Vice Chair of the Preservation Alliance, Board of Directors of Wesley Community House, Cofounder of Thomas Edison Butchertown House, President of the Louisville Public Schools Assembly, President of Lincoln Neighborhood School Board, Co Chair 4th District Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Board of Advisors Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Member of the 4-H Council, President of Valley High School Alumni Association, and a member of Calvary Episcopal Church.

Visitation will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 821 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY on April 9, 2014 from 4-6 p.m. with the funeral service following directly afterward. Burial shall be held at Cave Hill Cemetery on April 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy to Butchertown Neighborhood Association, Inc. P.O. Box 7605, Louisville, KY 40257.

A special message can be made to the family at: www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 9, 2014
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