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John W. Wickersham Sr.

John W. Wickersham Sr. John W. Wickersham Sr.

John William (Bill) Wickersham Sr., 91, New Salisbury, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Born May 7, 1928, at Harrodsburg, Ky., he was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth Prewitt Wickersham.

He was retired from Reliance Universal, was an auctioneer, a former employee of Swarens Funeral Home, a Boy Scout leader and member of the Georgetown Christian Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jackie Baker, and a brother, Paul L. Wickersham Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, the former Joyce J. Burns; a son, John W. (Skip) Wickersham Jr. (Terri) of Midlothian, Texas; a daughter, Jean Lawyer (Tim) of New Salisbury; a sister, Agnes Lay of Bohon, Ky.; six grandchildren, Amy Brown (Kris), Andrew Lawyer (Brittany), Stephen R. Baker, Sara Apperley (David), Jonathan Wickersham (Jessica) and Rebecca Wickersham; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with private burial in Wolfe Cemetery near Georgetown.

Memorial service: Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at Georgetown Christian Church.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Portland Christian School, 8509 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40242.

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