CENTRAL CITY – James Kenneth Rager, 78, of Central City, died Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 2:52AM at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Rager was born September 12, 1943, in Muhlenberg County. He was a boilermaker for 30 years with Local #40, and of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Bessie Rager; brothers Rufus Rager Jr. and Homer Rager; and sisters Mary Ruth Lynch and Judy Hudson.
He is survived by his wife, Rowena Williams Rager; sons Greg (Stefanie) Rager of Bremen and Scott (Misty) Rager of White Plains; daughter Karen Porter of Alabama; grandchildren Amber (Corey) Hendricks of White Plains, Chasity (Travis) Settle of Bremen, Brent Rager of Bremen, and Clay Rager of Bremen; brothers Tom Rager and Bob Rager, both of Bremen; and sister Margie Crutcher of Bremen.
Funeral services will be Sunday, October 24, 2021, at 2:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. J.W. Haire officiating. Burial in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday after 10:00AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.