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James Morris "Jimmy" Cardwell

January 22, 1951 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 70)

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Mr. James Morris “Jimmy” Cardwell, age 70, of Franklin, KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 at 8:05 PM at his residence.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, August 12th, 2021 and from 6:00 AM until funeral service time Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Friday, August 13th, 2021 with burial to follow in the Sulphur Spring Cemetery.

Jimmy was born January 22, 1951 in Franklin, KY. to the late Earl Morris Cardwell and the late Sarah Elizabeth Tarpley Cardwell.

He is survived by his longtime companion and caregiver, Carolyn Low of Franklin, KY, 2 children, Sarah Christine Connolly (Walter) of Bowling Green, KY, James Robert Cardwell of Franklin, KY, 3 grandchildren, Chelsie, Faith and Olivia Connolly, a sister, Sue Evelyn Hodges of Pensacola, FL.

Jimmy was owner and operator of Cardwell Cabinetry for over 55 years. He was a graduate of the Franklin-Simpson High School class of 1969, former member of the Simpson County Fish and Game Club and was an avid fisherman.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Marie Pitts, 1006 Seng Ave. Franklin, KY 42134

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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August 12, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Service
August 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

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