James "Jim" Clark Wash

Tuesday 9th of June 1925 - Saturday 5th of June 2021

James "Jim" Clark Wash

Services

Visitation

Jun 9, 2021 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Celebration of Life

Jun 9, 2021 (12:30 pm )

Milward - Man O'War

1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY

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James “Jim” Clark Wash, longtime resident of Lexington, KY passed away on June 5, 2021 at Hospice of Cincinnati Ohio (Anderson) four days short of his 96th birthday. Jim and his identical twin, William Thomas Wash, were born June 9, 1925 in Scott County to parents, Mary Francis Reeves Wash and James Clark Wash, Sr.

 

 

Jim spent his childhood on the family farm and graduated from Payne’s Depot School in 1943 in Georgetown. Following high school Jim served in the U.S. Air Force, graduated from UK in 1950 with a Civil Engineering degree and the University of Texas (Austin) in 1952 with an Architecture degree. Jim worked as an architect (KY Registration No. 431) with several firms and in private practice before retiring from the University of Kentucky’s Physical Plan Division in 1990. Jim excelled at his profession, was an early member of the Eastern Kentucky Chapter of the American Architecture Association and served on the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation. Jim was a Deacon at Central Christian Church for many years and a devoted husband and father. He was an avid gardener and a formidable opponent in any sport or contest.

 

 

Jim is survived by his wife June Williams Wash; children, James Lauchlan Wash, Meriwether Wash Hall (Kevin), Steven Abisch, Karen Abisch Hazenfield (Joey), Elizabeth Abisch McLaughlin (Kenny), and Susan Abisch Tobin (Bob) as well as eleven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, parents and sister Ada Katherine Wash Hixon.

 

 

Visitation for Mr. Wash will be held at Milward – Man O’War located at 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, KY 40515 on Wednesday, June 9th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm with a celebration of Jim’s life to begin at 12:30 pm.

 

 

In honor of his legacy, please make donations in Jim’s memory to The American Heart Association PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or the National Kidney Foundation 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.

 

 

To share a remembrance of Jim or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.

 

 

Guest Book

Tim Quinlan

says

June, My deepest condolences. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Jim. It sounds like you had a blessed life together. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you and your family now and in the days ahead. God bless, Tim Quinlan City National Bank

2 weeks ago