James Gilbert "Jim" Link, 74, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at U.K. Medical Center in Lexington. Jim was born in Bourbon County, Ky. to the late Walter Link, Sr. and Pearl Fletcher Link.
He was a native of Bourbon County 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. An active member of the Lawrenceburg First Christian Church, Jim served as former deacon, chairman of the building and grounds committee for many years, and as past president, long-time cook, and active participant of the 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.
Jim 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, 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.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Christine Harney and two brothers, Garnett and Robert Link.
Memorial services were Saturday, April 26 at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main St., in Lawrenceburg. Rev. James Wheeler officiated.
Members of the 1958 graduating class of Nicholas County High School served 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.
Arrangements are by the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.