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Jim Lea

Service Date: May 24, 2022
Visitation Info: Vineyard Church
Service Info: Vineyard Church
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James “Jim” Gary Lea, 73, of Florence, KY passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. He was born January 29, 1949 in Covington, KY to the late James and Betty Lea. He attended and graduated from Covington Catholic High School before going on to the University of Kentucky where he obtained a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He was UK’s biggest fan. Jim was a jack-of-all-trades and he loved working with his hands; he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and cutting his grass. Jim was also a faithful man, and his church was very important to him. He attended and was very active at Vineyard Church in Florence, KY. He served on their “media team” and also helped maintain the grounds by cutting the grass and cleaning up the landscaping. Jim was also involved with Team Challenge and formerly served as their treasurer of the Businessman Fellowship. He was also a family man. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he always put his family first. Jim is survived by his loving wife: Judie Lea (nee: Casebolt), his beloved daughter: Rachel (Chad) Wheeler, his cherished grandchildren: Xavier Lea, Avery Wheeler, Colt Wheeler and Merryweather Wheeler, his two brothers: Jerry (Beth) Lea and Mark (Paula) Lea, his cousins: Laurie Flenniken and Roy Flenniken, his sister-in-law: Lynda (Andrew) Macintyre, brother-in-laws: Tom Casebolt and Harry (Anne) Casebolt, and his nieces and nephews: Brian Lea, Megan Lea-Hemmer, Stephanie Healy, Jenny Alford, Marcus Lea and Alex Breen. A service will be held for Jim on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 5:00PM at Vineyard Church, 7101 Pleasant Valley Road, Florence, KY 41042. A public visitation will be held immediately following the service and will go until 8:00PM at the Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Vineyard Church at the address listed above in honor of Jim. Online condolences can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

Tuesday
24
May
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vineyard Church

7101 Pleasant Valley Road
Florence, KY 41042
Tuesday
24
May
5:00 pm

Vineyard Church

7101 Pleasant Valley Road
Florence, KY 41042

Jim Lea

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Thursday
1
January
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Jim Lea


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Friend who will be missed

Jim was a good friend to me at work and at his home. He is like the guy who you could depend on to do what is right. Always friendly and a good listener and always spoke the truth in love. I always enjoyed his thanksgiving at his home.


For Judy and family

It was a pleasure knowing Jim and you. I remember him from years past, and it seemed that he was always making people smile and laugh. David and I send our most heartfelt condolences to you all.


Sympathy to Judie

Judie:

My deep sympathy. Thanks for all the help you and Jim have given me. Rest in peace Jim. John 3:16

Mark Wilmhoff


My First Friend

Jim and I became buddies when we were only four or five years old, living two doors apart on Pleasant Ridge in Ft. Mitchell. I thought so much of Jim that I named my first pet, a painted turtle, after him. Because our parents were good friends, we still got to visit frequently after the Leas moved into a new home on Carran Drive in Lakeside Park. Their house backed onto Lookout Farm, and one of the treats when visiting Jim is the horses would come right up to us at his backyard fence. When we got older, we went fishing in one of the neighborhood ponds. Love you, buddy – thanks for the wonderful memories!
Wally


Fun Times – Cards etc.

Jim, you will be missed. Dad told me last night and I’m so glad to have known you and Judy for so many years in my life with us “Johnston kids” running around (and the odd older son that has the pipe organ in the house) when you guys were over playing cards or getting ready to go out with my parents. I know my parents will miss you deeply.
Judy – HUGS from me. I can’t tell you how sorry I am. He was such a good guy!
Chris Johnston


Condolences

Sincere condolences to Judie and the rest of Jim’s entire family.