James "Jim" Milton Page, 89, of Paducah, passed away at 8:15 am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Superior Care Home.
Page was born and raised in Lowes, Ky. He left home at the age of 18 to join the United States Army. He proudly served in World War II with the 7th division Army from 1944-1947. Returning home, he married his wife, Dorothy (Willis) Page.
Page was a pioneer in local radio. He delivered the news for WNGO in Mayfield until he moved to Paducah in 1957 to be the General Manager of WDXR and later WKYB. It was also during that time Page began his career in the restaurant business, a passion and career that would span six decades. His first restaurant, the Noble Park Dairy Queen, is still operated by the Page family. Page also owned and operated Pizza Inn, Griff's Burger Bar, Church's Chicken, and El Chico. He was a member of Kentucky Restaurant Association and Paducah Kiwanis Club.
Page was a former member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and a current member of First Baptist Church of Paducah.
In addition to Dorothy, his loving wife of 68 years, Page is survived by a son, Tony Page (Kayla) of Paducah, KY; grandson, Jay Page (Lauren) of Louisville, KY; and nephew, William J. Page of Hickory, KY.
Page was preceded in death by his sister, Lorene Gourley and brother, William Joseph Page. His parents were Ozie Young Page and Dora Jane Lamb Page.
Funeral services for Page will be 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Charles Moore and Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating. A private burial will follow.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the service time of 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah KY, 42002 or First Baptist Church of Paducah, 2890 Broadway Paducah, KY, 42001.
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 2:30pm, Milnor & Orr
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens