James Aubrey Pennycuff, 82, of Bowling Green, KY, was born on October 4, 1938, in Barren County, KY, to the late James Granvil and Clara Etherton Pennycuff, and passed away on Saturday afternoon, June 5, 2021, at Hospice of Bowling Green. He was blessed to be surrounded by his loved ones in his final hours.
Besides his parents Mr. Pennycuff was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Pennycuff; three sisters, Mable Alexander (Carl), Pauline Richardson (Mike), Helen Harlow (Malcom); one son, Stephen Kelly Meredith of Bowling Green; and his father and mother-in-law, Carl and Pauline Sanders of Mammoth Cave, KY.
James is survived by his wife and caregiver, Sandra Sanders Pennycuff of Bowling Green; one son, Keith Page and his wife Veronica of Knoxville, TN; a daughter-in-law, Naren Meredith of Bowling Green; one granddaughter; Alyssa Daire Page of Denver, CO; and three grandsons, SSgt. Travis Keith Page of the 105th Attack Squadron, 118th Wing US Air Force, Nashville, TN, Matthew Meredith, and Jonathan Meredith, of Bowling Green. He is also survived by two bother-in-laws, Jerry Sanders (Judy) and Terry Sanders (Diane), of Cub Run, KY; one niece, Dianna Taylor (Craig) of Rockfield, KY; and one great-niece, Tammy Moran of Russellville, KY; along with many other nieces, nephews, and close friends.
James was saved at Cherry Springs Baptist Church in Hart County, KY, at the age of 38 and was a member of Cave Mill Baptist Church of Bowling Green, KY. James also sang in a gospel quartet “The Harmony Echoes” with his wife, Sandra. He passionately loved and thoroughly enjoyed singing the gospel.
James retired as a loyal employee of Holley Carburetor after 40 years. An avid golfer, James enjoyed playing on the Holley Golf team. After retirement he worked part time as a valued employee at Truck Tops Etc. for 15 years until his health declined.
James was also an avid drag racer, which is how he met the love of his life, Sandy, in 1970. They were both racing at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, and it was instant magical love at first sight. They enjoyed racing and showing their cars at numerous shows and races. Together James and Sandy enjoyed many victories at the racetrack and car shows. He was a genuine car enthusiast for all kinds of cars and motorcycles new and old. He loved to make every one of them shine and had a “take no prisoners” attitude toward water spots. James owned many, many beautiful cars, and motorcycles over the years which he and Sandy loved very much.
The family has entrusted Cone Funeral Home (1510 Campbell Ln) with arrangements. There will be a public visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Friday, June 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The funeral service is at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. Interment in Bowling Green Gardens (820 Lovers Ln) will follow the funeral service. You may leave your condolences here on the Tribute Wall or on the Cone Funeral Home Facebook page, www.facebook.com/conefuneralhome.
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