Joel Ray Sprowls
1954 — 2020
Joel Ray Sprowls, 93, owner and operator of The Lincoln Jamboree and Joel Ray's Lincoln Village Restaurant of Hodgenville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Signature Healthcare in Bowling Green, KY. He was born 2 miles east of Buffalo, KY to the late Will & Sarah Houston Sprowls on October 18, 1927. Joel Ray attended Mt. Tabor School then later Buffalo High School and was an avid basketball player. Joel Ray graduated high school in 1946. In high school, Sprowls was a regular toastmaster for all the banquets and festivals. On September 11, 1954, Joel Ray went out on a limb and rented the Cardinal Theatre where the Jamboree was held for 7 years then on June 6, 1959, Joel Ray...