Jim Lancaster

Jim Lancaster, age 72, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his home in Cadiz.  Mr. Lancaster retired from the City of Cadiz where he served as the City Clerk for 27 years.  He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church where he served as church treasurer.  Jim was a proud United States Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed the sport for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Tom Lancaster of Cadiz, and Monroe Lancaster of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; five sisters, Mary Calhoun, Sarah Britt, Rose Reinitz, Lucy Lancaster, and Betty Fuller (James "Doodlebug"), all of Cadiz; and 15 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James S. "Sammy" Lancaster, Sr. and Louise Light Lancaster, and one nephew, Steve Britt.

Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Monday, May 29, 2017.  The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, with the Reverend Perry Alexander officiating.  Burial will follow at East End Cemetery in Cadiz.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oakland United Methodist Church, PO Box 803, Cadiz, KY 42211. 

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I remember playing baseball every day during the summer with Jim (we called him JS at that time), Monroe and others from the neighborhood, Willis Burnam, Jimmy Woody and Buddy Calhoun was normally there also. Whoever was available would come, there was always a game. We played in a vacant lot beside the Lancaster home. Since those days I've moved away and only saw JS a couple of times, once was at my mother's funeral. I'm proud to have known him.
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