James E. “Jim,” Maggard, Jr.
Navigator, 61st TCS



MAGGARD James E. "Jim", Jr, 80, widower of Lois Ann "Lou" Grove Maggard, died Sat, March 29, 2014. Born in Cumberland, KY, he was the son of the late James Elmer and Hazel White Maggard. A graduate of Cumberland High School and the University of Kentucky, he was a former Vice President of Watkins and Associates in Lexington, and was currently a civil engineer with the Finance Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His engineering projects ran the gamut from interstate highways to dams to golf courses. He was highly involved in the urban renewal projects of Main and Vine Streets, work at the University of Kentucky, several Veterans Administration Hospitals, and projects with the coal industry. He spent many hours working with the Kentucky Horse Park in preparation for the World Equestrian Games. He was an Air Force veteran, traveling throughout the US, Northern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe as a C-130 navigator. He was part of the first unit to land C-130’s on skis, delivering supplies to complete the DEW line in Greenland. He loved music and sports. He was a member of Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary. Jim was devoted to his family above all else. He is survived by his children, Joey (Sara) Maggard and Kim Maggard (Forest) Molloy, both of Lexington; grandchildren, Lindsey Maggard, Andy Maggard, Margaret Molloy and William Molloy. Funeral services will be 10am Tue at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm Mon at Milward-Man O' War.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2014