March 12, 1946 ~ September 27, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

James Lee “Jimmy” Lott, Sr., 74, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on March 12, 1946 to Walter Tyler, Sr. and Martha Louise Lott. Jimmy was retired from CSX Railroad where he worked as a Track Inspector for 35 years. He was a member of Church of Later Day Saints where he was a former president of the church and member of the priesthood. Jimmy was an avid Billiard’s player, loved fishing, hunting, and rebuilding computers.

Along with his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his son, James Lee Lott, Jr., and his brother, Tyler Lott, Jr.,

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Newton Lott; his children, Tonya (Chris) Lott Brown and James (Kathy) Reneer; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Lott; 10 grandchildren; and his siblings, Sudie Burdette and Delena Stout.

Services will be from 1:00 pm Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Bishop Jed Manire officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

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.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Lott. Share your messages of condolence with the family of James L. Lott, Sr. and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.


Visitation: October 1, 2020 10:00 am - October 1, 2020 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Service: October 1, 2020 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


Burial Service: October 1, 2020 2:00 pm

Rosehill Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303


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  1. When we would come to Owensboro for a family visit, he always was eager to take us out for lunch or dinner. He was the one the family counted on if they needed anything. He will be greatly missed.
    Our sincere condolences to Shirley and the family.

  2. Jimmy was a good man through and through. I served with Jimmy in the Branch Presidency and saw the loving heart that he had for everyone under his stewardship. Those who met Jimmy could never forget him. My family sends their love and prayers to Shirley and her family.

  3. Jimmy was one of a kind. He was loved by so many people for many different reasons. He helped many others whether it was with acts of kindness or generosity. Many prayers for his beautiful wife Shirley and family. He will be so missed from all who knew him.

  4. Jimmy was a great man who showed his love and care for others in so many ways. He was always forthright and plain spoken, which we admired. He was willing to lend an ear, a shoulder or both hands whenever called upon. He touched so many people. He had a fire in his belly for all things that mattered to him like his beautiful wife, his family, his faith, his friends and even his love for pool and fishing.
    We are grateful to have known him during our time in Owensboro. We offer our prayers and deepest condolences to his wife, family and friends.

  5. Condolences to your family. Brother Lott was always so fun to see and talk with. I wish I could be there to hug and talk with ya’ll. Thank you for your love and friendship.
    Beth (Fedor) Davis and family

  6. One of the greatest men that has ever been in my life, he taught me what it really takes to be a man, to love your family, above everything other than God…..thank you for blessing me with you!!!

  7. I have lots of memories of Jimmy from high school and shooting pool. He was a really great guy and will be missed. Prayers to his family from my family.

    Jerry Kasey

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