Bill Wash

William Charles “Bill” Wash, 79, of Frankfort, passed away peacefully under the care of the Hospice of the Bluegrass at St. Joseph Hospital on Aug. 29, 2014.

He was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Lawrenceburg, the son of the late William Collins and Evelyn (House) Wash.

He studied engineering at the University of Kentucky after honorably serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard and the United States Army. As a self-employed homebuilder and developer, he was influential in the residential development and building community of Franklin County.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Delores “Lois” Wade Wash and their three children Mark (Debbie) Wash, Todd Wash and Laura (Matt) Rutledge. Also their six grandchildren; Bridgette (Ramsey) Wash-Quarles, Jessica (Kevin “Bubba”) Martin, Amber Wash, William Wash, Shelby Rutledge and Joshua Rutledge; two great-grandchildren Ella and Barrett Martin; and sister, Jacquie Wash Woodward.

A celebration of life will be held for family and friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home in Frankfort, Kentucky. His remains have been donated to the University of Kentucky’s Bequeathal Program.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Disabled Veterans Association, the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at

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