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February 18, 1952 January 4, 2017
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Edwin James “E.J.” Walbourn, III, of Florence, KY passed away on January 4, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital – Florence, after a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, Independence, KY with Pastor Daniel Nikolich presiding. Arrangements are by Stith Funeral Homes. Guests may call on the family at their home on Sunday, January 8 from 4 – 6 PM. E.J. was born in El Dorado, Kansas to Edwin James Walbourn, Jr. and Frances (Fisher) Walbourn on February 18, 1952. He graduated as salutatorian from El Dorado High School in 1970, from the University of Kentucky in 1973 and the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1977. He married Janice (Yates) Walbourn on August 25, 1979. After law school, E.J. worked with the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Lexington, then moved to Ashland, Kentucky and worked with the firm of Hermansdorfer & Templeton from 1983-1990. He then became a federal prosecutor, and served as Interim United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 2010-2011. E.J. retired from the practice of law in September, 2016. E.J. is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his Wife, Jan, of Florence; his Son Jacob and his wife Amanda, of Lexington; his Son Joseph, of St. Louis, MO; his Sister, Virginia (Walbourn) Himes of Casper, WY; and 1 Granddaughter, Madelyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in E.J.’s honor to the National Kidney Foundation, the ASPCA, or the Walbourn Scholarship Fund at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas.

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