James F. “Kentucky Horsefly” Horsley, 77, of Central, died Thursday, November 11, 2021, at his home near Central. He was born December 17, 1943, in Breckinridge County, Kentucky to the late Elmer and Mary Agnes Pate Horsley. He retired from Tyson Foods, in Corydon, on March 26, 2015 after 46 years and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Old Capitol Aerie #2794 in Corydon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Edward Horsley; his half brothers, Charles and Anthony Horsley; and his half sisters, Mary Parker, Anna Horsley, Marcella Horsley and Dora Huff.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Darlene P. Duke Horsley; his daughter, Connie A. Goddard (Thomas Jr.) of Meade County, Kentucky; his step sons, Roger Wooten, Jr. (Wendy) of Corydon and Benjamin Wooten of Indiana; his step daughters, Christine Shaffer of Corydon, Carla Stepro (Jerry) of Corydon and Crystal Wooten (Shawn) of Mauckport, Indiana; his grandchildren, Jarred and Jena Wilkins; his great granddaughter, Madison Wilkins; his step grandchildren, Jessie and Ariel Morgan, Chris Shaffer, Jackie Weddington (Craig), Justin Stepro (Bri), Toxey and Ivy Smith, and Jakob and Allie Wooten; his step great grandchildren, Atlas Stiner, Benson and Barrett Stepro, and Brentley, Braxley and Willow Weddington; and his sister, Theresa Morris of Cloverport, Kentucky.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Rev. Gilbert Duley will officiate. Burial will be in Central Cemetery in Central.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday and after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jarred Wilkins, Thomas Goddard, Jr., Roger Wooten, Jr., Jakob Wooten, Allie Wooten and Jerry Stepro. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Shaffer and Benjamin Wooten.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or at https://www.stjude.org/ or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or at https://www.alz.org/.
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