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James Walter Botner
1935 2023

James Walter Botner

March 25, 1935 — December 7, 2023

James Walter Botner, age 88 of Louisville, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023.

Jim was a 1953 graduate of Ahrens trade school, and proudly spent the next 43 years working night and day at General Electric's Appliance Park. Jim then "retired" in 1996, taking on work positions such as retail store greeter (Meijer, Lowe's), neighborhood handyman, and paperboy. Jim "re-retired" from work at the young age of 87, and continued to tool around the house until the months that preceded his passing.

Jim was an avid league bowler, and was happy to tell any listeners about his high score (an impressive 278). He is survived by his wife, Pat; their four sons, Scott (Cassandra), Steven, Chris (Maggie), and Keith (Chris); his beloved golden lab and best friend, Eli; his 12 grandchildren; and, 8 great grandchildren, including a new great-grandbaby.

Visitation will take place from 1 to 3pm on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at Newcomer Cremation, Funerals & Receptions, East Louisville Chapel, 235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, Kentucky 40243. A celebration of Jim's life will follow at 3pm there.

Post-celebration, we look forward to having friends and family join us for bites and bowling (two of Jim's favorites) in the private VIP party suite at Kingpin Lanes (9525 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, KY 40299).

Jim's service will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time. Click here to view the service.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, December 17, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY 40243

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY 40243

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