James Pete “J.P.” Disponett, 96, husband of the late Della Elouise Sims Disponett, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the V.A. Medical in Lexington.
Born Aug. 16, 1923, in Anderson County, J.P. was the son of the late James Tyler “Noon” Disponett and Nora Belle Searcy Disponett.
J.P. served his country in the U.S. Army during W.W. II. He was a farmer, worked for Edward’s Sausage and as a bulldozer operator and trim work finisher for his brother Dave Disponett Building Contractor in Lawrenceburg. At the time of his passing, J.P. was the oldest member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Mercer County where he joined in 1953. He served as a trustee and a member of the Sunshiners.
J.P. is survived by this three children, Jolene Cliff of Okeechobee, Florida, Martina Devine (husband Glenn) of Harrodsburg and Tony Disponett of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Tammai Hall of Louisville, Jamey (Ashley) Disponett of Frankfort, Jason Devine of Harrodsburg and Chris (Maeghan) Disponett of Lawrenceburg; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mary Lacefield and two brothers, John Henry Disponett (wife Lovena) and Dave Disponett (wife Brenda), all of Lawrenceburg; several nieces and nephews; and his great friends and co-workers, Denny Wainscott, Bronson Proctor, John Kearns and Scott Stratton.
Along with his wife and parents, J.P. was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Sandy Disponett, and siblings, Bernice Disponett, Edith Hawkins, Carrie Durr, Delcie Morgan and Susie B. Wiley.
Private services will be observed. Bro. John McDaniel and Bro. Stephen Brogli will officiate the service. Burial with military honors will be at the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jamey Disponett, Chris Disponett, Jason Devine, Jared Disponett, Cooper Hall, Caleb Hall, Chase Devine and Cayden Devine. His granddaughter and great-grandchildren will serve as honorary bearers.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.ritchieandpeach.com.