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James L. Geary

April 25, 1924 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old

James Geary Obituary

James L. Geary, 99, of Echols, Kentucky went to his heavenly home on January 27, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 25, 1924 in Echols, Kentucky to the late Grealy Geary and Lura Scott Geary. Mr. Geary retired from Peabody Coal, Ken Strip Mine, was a member of UMWA local #8941 and was a dedicated member of New Assembly Church. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II.

Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by the love of his life for over 75 years, Minnie Cardwell Geary; sisters, Dorothy Abbott, Birdie Farris; brothers, Dale Geary, Homer Geary, WT Geary and Gordon Geary and infant brother, Elmer Ray Geary.

Mr. Geary leaves behind to cherish his memory, 5 children, Wanda (Larry) Smith of Beaver Dam, Lee Roy (Lu Ann) Geary of Owensboro, Larry Joe (Karen) Geary of Hanson, James “Dee Dee” (Connie) Geary of Beaver Dam and Becky (Carl) Williams of Echols; 14 grandchildren, Kami Smith, Kendall (Crystal) Smith, Ryan Geary, Kimberly (Tracy) Hays, Kenneth (Shana) Geary, Jason (Tina) Geary, Denise (Danny) Young, Crystal Goodfriend, Suzanne (Tike) Barton, Justin (Jennifer) Geary, Sabrina (Wes) Lake, Jennifer (Josh) Wilson, James (Jessica) Williams and Jesse (Charlsie) Williams; 38 great grandchildren with one on the way and 20 great-great grandchildren with one on the way; sister, Alma Goff of Beaver Dam and sister-in-law, Peggy Geary of Bardstown.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Lealin Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Mr. Geary’s family from 4-8 PM Monday, January 29, 2024 and 10 AM until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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January 29, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
January 30, 2024

1:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Interment following funeral service
January 30, 2024

Echols Cemetery
Echols Church Road
Beaver Dam, KY 42320


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