James "Jim" Brooks Kannapel

12/30/1952 - 05/19/2024

James "Jim" Brooks Kannapel

12/30/1952 - 05/19/2024


James “Jim” Brooks Kannapel of Taylorsville, KY passed away Sunday, May 19th surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born on December 30th, 1952 in New Albany, Indiana. Jim was the beloved “Pool Man” of Taylorsville, KY and the surrounding areas as the owner and operator of Taylorsville Pools. He was an avid golfer and member of the Taylorsville Country Club where he played weekly rounds with his dear golf friends. 

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 38 years, Jean; mother, Emma Lou; his children, Nicholas (Tevis), Rebecca and Matthew; grandchildren, Madison (Logan), Cade, Kiley (Eric), Leslie, Kayla, Jaxon, Owen, Brady and Macey; and his great grandson, Sutton. He is also survived by his siblings John (Esther), Chris (Lisa), Sue (Jim), Ellen (Chris) and Linda (Charlie). 

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack; sister, Elizabeth; and two best friends, Bill Jaggers and Bill Ricketts. 

Jim was a loving grandfather, adored by his grandchildren as “Pop”. He loved playing golf with friends and family. Jim is an alumni of the University of Louisville Speed School where he graduated with his engineering degree. Jim will always be remembered as a die hard Cardinals fan and for his incredibly intellectual but unconventional way of thinking (ask the family about “fuzzy linoleum”). American History and Western were his favorite genres while he and his wife shared the love of reading novels. Pensacola, FL recently became the loving couple’s favorite escape. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, 29th of June at Taylorsville Country Club (formerly Tanglewood Golf Course). The supporting community of Taylorsville and friends are encouraged to visit between 3pm - 5pm. 5:30pm - 7:30pm will be reserved for close friends and family. 

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Jack LaDuke

My sister Mariam was the office manager down at the old Kannapple Dairy for a number of years. I also remember when the Kanapples had a hardware store down on State Street in NA. So sorry for Jim’s passing.