Wilmer C. ‘Woody’ Gash

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Wilmer C. "Woody" Gash, 71, died Thursday, Nov. 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 Unit 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; two daughters, Tabitha Gash Lilly, Tiffany Gash (Philip) Azzinaro; three grandsons, Layne Myers Lilly, Dylan Ross Azzinaro, Carson Ross Azzinaro; a sister, Nancye Gash (Robert L.) Hyatt Jr., all of Lawrenceburg; and three nieces and two nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Charlotte Nutgrass; and four brothers, Mitchell, Wallace, Thomas and Clyde Gash.
Funeral services were held Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert F. Ehr officiating. Burial followed in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church, 111 North Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
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Gash Memorial Chapel
322 South Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-0316
(502) 839-6901
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Published in The Anderson News on Nov. 27, 2013
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