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James Barkley "Jim" Colson

September 9, 1949 — February 19, 2021

James Barkley "Jim" Colson, of Science Hill, passed away, Friday, February 19, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was 71.

Jim was born September 9, 1949, in Somerset, Ky, the son of Barkley and Betty Colson. He was a graduate of Pulaski County High School. Jim was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department. He was an active member of Science Hill Christian Church until the time of his passing. He was a member of the Somerset Jaycees. Jim loved sports, especially Pulaski County High School Maroon Athletics and the University of Kentucky Wildcat Basketball. For years Jim has been known as "The Popcorn Man" and he could be found manning the popcorn machine at the Pulaski County Fair and PCHS sporting events.

Jim is surrived by a sister, Anne (David) Dick, of Science Hill, a brother, Jeffrey Colson of Somerset, a niece Rebecca (Ryan) Cash of Science Hill, nephews, Forrest Colson of Somerset, and Jamie Colson of Somerset, two great-nephews, Andrew and Logan Cash of Science Hill, and numerous other family and friends.

Jim is predeceased by his parents Barkley and Betty Colson.

Visitation will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

The family will receive visitors beginning at 6pm to 8pm.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Pulaski Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Good Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Science Hill Christian Church - P.O. Box 237, Science Hill, Kentucky 42553.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

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