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Edward James Hitt
September 26, 1946 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Edward James Hitt, 77, of Waddy, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord Tuesday October 10, 2023. It is clear that Jim was a BIG man in every sense of the word. Jim had a heart and a spirit that were larger than life. He loved in a big way, and his impact on all of us was immeasurable.
First and foremost, Jim loved his Lord in a big way. After being in the nursing home business for over twenty years, where he was co-owner and CEO, he was called by the Lord to become a minister and he faithfully dedicated his life to spreading the gospel for over 20 years, sharing his unwavering faith, and touching the souls of countless individuals. His commitment to his faith was not just a belief but a way of life, and it shone brightly in everything he did.
Jim loved his family in a BIG way. He was not only a devoted parent, spouse, or sibling but a pillar of support and love. His family was the center of his world, and the bond he shared with each of them was a testament to his enormous capacity to care.
He loved the residents in his nursing homes in a BIG way. In fact, many of them called him "Big Jim."
In his congregation, Jim loved in a big way. He served, guided, and inspired those around him with a passion that was truly extraordinary. His ministry was a reflection of his immense heart and his desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Among his friends, Jim also loved in a BIG way. His friendship was a source of strength, laughter, and unwavering support. He left an indelible mark on all of us, and his memory will continue to bring warmth to our hearts.
Everything Jim did, he did in a BIG way. And that is how we will remember him. His legacy will live on in the countless lives he touched, the love he shared, and the faith he instilled. Let us remember Jim, the BIG man whose memory will forever remain in our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Jack Hitt and JoDelle Herrin Hitt; siblings, Jonathan Christopher Hitt and his wife Marilyn Hitt, and Stephen Jay Hitt and his wife Lisa Hitt.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah "Sally" Jane Erb Hitt; four children, Edward James Hitt Jr., Jesse Warren (Holly) Hitt, Julianna Christine Hitt, and Jennifer Cherie Hitt; six grandchildren, Olivia Grace Hitt, Anna Marie Hitt, Greyson Jess Hitt, Ashton James Hitt, Trevor David (Lauryn) Letterman, and Carter Wayne Letterman; siblings, Julia "Jill" Hitt (Steve) Metcalf, Charles Joseph (Julia) Hitt, Jon Scott (Mary Ann) Peters; and several nieces and nephews.
His celebration of life will be 2:00 pm Sunday October 22, 2023 at Barlow Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 - 2 pm Sunday October 22 at Barlow Funeral Home.