LAWRENCEBURG - Wilmer C. "Woody" Gash, age 71, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Lexington Country Place. He was born in Lawrenceburg to the late Herbert and Nellie Sutherland Gash. He was owner, funeral director and embalmer of Gash Memorial Chapel, past president of the Kentucky Funeral Directors Association in 1981-1982. Woody served as Anderson County Coroner from 1964-1993 and was a member of First Baptist Church, the Joy Sunday School Class, and was former director of the Hims of Harmony. He was a member of the Lawrenceburg Lions Club, Anderson Masonic Lodge #90, American Legion Post # 34, and a former member of Lawrenceburg Rotary Club. Woody was a 1960 graduate of Anderson County High School and a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He served in the U.S. Army followed by the Army Reserves. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Wanda Chilton Gash, 2 daughters, Tabitha Gash Lilly, Tiffany Gash (Philip) Azzinaro, 3 grandsons, Layne Myers Lilly, Dylan Ross Azzinaro, Carson Ross Azzinaro; a sister, Nancye Gash (Robert L.) Hyatt Jr., all of Lawrenceburg; and 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Charlotte Nutgrass, 4 brothers, Mitchell, Wallace, Thomas, and Clyde Gash. Funeral services will be 1pm Monday, November 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert F. Ehr officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8pm Saturday and Sunday at Gash Memorial Chapel, and after 11am Monday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Nov. 22, 2013
Gash Memorial Chapel
322 South Main Street Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-0316