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William Harold "Wid" Jennings, 92, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Garrard County, born to the late Milton and Ludie Bryant Jennings. Mr. Jennings was a member of the White Lick Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Music Director for over 25 years. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and was wounded at the battle of Bulge on the Belgium front and received the Purple Heart and 2 bronze Stars. After the war, he made his home in Berea and owned and operated the Jennings Body Shop for 33 years. He has been a member of American Legion Post #50 in Berea since 1946 and Berea Masonic Lodge #617 F. & A.M. since 1951. Mr. Jennings enjoyed hunting and fishing but truly loved to play golf.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by: two grandsons, Josh Wagers and Travis Simpson; and his siblings, Odessa Emma, Bonnie, Vina, Hallie, James, Ed, Glyndon, Chester, Lola, Mary and Clarence.
Mr. Jennings is survived by: his wife of over 69 years, Grace "Speedy" Johnson Jennings; his daughters, Anga Lee Jennings of Lexington and Diane (Richard) Baily of Spring Hill, Fla.; his grandchildren, Ted (Kristina) Osborn, Timothy (Johnna) Simpson, Cayci (Brian) Sebastian and granddaughter-in-law, Christine Wagers; great-grandchildren, Will Simpson, Bradey McHargue, Cherish Simpson, Chandler Simpson, Bailey McHargue and Isabella Wagers; step-great-grandchildren, Isabella, Jasmine and Oneal Sebastian; and one brother, Homer (Valette) Jennings.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the White Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Robinson Cemetery with full military honors, pallbearers will be the Deacons of White Lick Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. with Masonic Rites at 7 p.m. Contributions suggested to a charity of your choice.
Davis & Powell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.davisandpowellfuneralhome.com
Published on February 6, 2017
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