Broadway & Lovers Lane Chapel
Jim graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1970 and from WKU in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. From 1977 until retiring in 2008 Jim was the Court Administrator for the 8th Judicial Circuit Commonwealth of Kentucky with the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts and received numerous awards from the State Court System. Jim began his career in funeral service in 2008 and began his apprenticeship in 2009 at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels to become a licensed funeral director. Jim has been active in many civic organizations including the Greenwood Optimist Club and the Crimestoppers Board of Directors. Jim now serves as Board Chairman of the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs with which he has been a Board Commissioner since 1991. Jim married Brenda Sledge Gildersleeve in 1975 and they are the parents of Alison, LeeAnn, and the late Adam Gildersleeve.