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James "Jimmy" Muffett

April 28, 1939 — September 25, 2020

James R. “Jimmy” Muffett, 81, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away September 25, 2020 at Golden Living Nursing Home. He was born in Walla Walla, Washington on April 28, 1939 to the late James F. and Mildred Muffett. Jimmy worked for Murphy Miller Furniture for twenty-one and half years and National Office Furniture. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Jimmy enjoyed working with wood, going to church, and traveling anywhere and everywhere.

Along with his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Muffett; his second wife, Joyce Muffett; and his brother, Carl Muffett.

Jimmy is survived by his children, Robin (Marty) Winfield, Todd (Joyce) Muffett, Carla (Stewart) Latham, and Leesa Pendley; his grandchildren, Josh (Seirra) Winfield, Matthew (Gemmie) Winfield, Amanda McKinny, Amanda (Antonio) Winfield, Chris (Angie) Muffett, Kim (Josh) Lester, Bryant (Ashley) Underwood, Cameron Latham, and Hope (Lucas) Strubler; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Services will 11:00 am Monday, September 28, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Dr. Greg Faulls officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, and again from 10:00 am to the time of service at the funeral home. Private burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.

All who wish to honor and remember Jimmy in person at the visitation or service is required to wear a mask or face covering while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Muffett. Share your messages of condolence with the family of James R. “Jimmy” Muffett and sign his virtual guestbook by going to

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home

519 Locust St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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