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John William Sosby
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Birth: May 4, 1938
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2011
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA

John married Janice Faye Hill, June 1, 1957, in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Obit: John William Sosby, 73 years of age, retired farm manager for Claiborne Farm after 47 years of service, departed this life on Saturday, August 6th, 2011 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born on May 4th, 1938 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, son of the late Earl Bryant Sosby, Sr. and Emma Jean Carter. John was a 1956 graduate of Bourbon County High School, a member of Hutchison United Methodist Church, and served in the United States Army Reserves for 12 years.

He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Hill Sosby; two sons, John "Tony" (Lydia) Sosby and Timmy (Terri) Sosby, both of Paris, Kentucky; two daughters, Kim Jones and Kristie (David Jay) Shelley, both of Paris, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Megan Kincade, Christin Jones, Andrew Sosby, Nicholas Sosby, Miranda Sosby, and Stephanie Sosby; four great grandchildren, Makenzie Kincade, John Avery Kincade, Remington West, and Wyatt West; three brothers, Earl Bryant (Jean) Sosby Jr. of Paris, Kentucky, Howard Thomas (Ada Buckler) Sosby, David Irvin (Linda) Sosby, both of Winchester, Kentucky; one sister, Judy Carol (Michael) Juett of Winchester, Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Doris Sosby; three brothers-in-law, Glenn Jenkins, Teddy (Charlene) Hill, and Hank Hill; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.

Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at the Bourbon County High School under the direction of the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 at the Bourbon County High School with Rev. Don Reed, Rev. Dan Russell, and E.J. Caswell officiating.

His casket bearers were Andrew Sosby, Nicholas Sosby, Seth Hancock, Arthur Hancock, Jim Friess, Jim Allen, Billy Purcell, and Dr. Murray West. His honorary casket bearers were Ronnie Tipton, Jim Cleaver, Don Menke, Donnie Foley, Donnie McCarty, Judy Hutson, John Plummer, Jimmy Morris, Dell Hancock, Clay Hancock, Mary Allen Hedges, Jim Lovell, Buck Woodford, Larry Joe Tipton, Edmond Boyle, Willie Johnson, Bernard Reinsmith, Dr. Jim Klyza, and the Bourbon County Fair Board.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
Family links: 
  Earl Bryant Sosby (1917 - 1966)
  Emma Jean Carter Sosby (1917 - 2009)
  John William Sosby (1938 - 2011)
  Nellie June Sosby Jenkins (1939 - 2011)*
  Robert Paul Sosby (1944 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Memory Gardens
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Christus Gardens, Lot 8
Maintained by: Frank Rinesmith
Originally Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74570441
John William Sosby
Added by: Cadmus
John William Sosby
Added by: Cadmus
John William Sosby
Added by: Frank Rinesmith
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Life is just a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay. Our destinati...(Read more)
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It was an honor to know you and to work beside you. May you rest in peace.
- Barbara Milligan Rowe Elliott
 Added: Dec. 27, 2011
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