The Richmond Register

Obituaries

April 14, 2013

William Wilson Hume Clay, 72

Richmond

RICHMOND — William Wilson Hume Clay, Ph.D., (who went by Bill) died unexpectedly at his home in Richmond on April 11, 2013.

He was born in Winchester, Ky., on October 1, 1940, the only child of Matthew Dyer Hume Clay and Evelyn Wilson Saunders.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond and is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Genevieve Johnston Clay, and a first cousin in Georgia.

Bill and his parents spent his growing-up summers in North Carolina, where his mother was a hostess at a Lake Junaluska lodge and his father was a counselor at Camp Carolina. These were happy times. Over the years at Lake Junaluska, he was a boy soprano, had the opportunity to meet Eleanor Roosevelt, and won several inter-generational ping pong tournaments.

He finished Clark County High School in 1957 and graduated from Eastern Kentucky State College in the early 1960s. He received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky, where his doctoral dissertation under Dr. Tom Clark was “The Rise of Kentucky Statehood”.

Bill began his teaching career at Eastern Kentucky University in the Social Science Dept. in the fall of 1966. He taught until the early 1980s. In his retirement years he enjoyed traveling, reading, and playing tennis.

The funeral will be at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M. Monday, April 15, 2013. The service, led by the Rev. Dr. Curtis Christian, will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the Lexington Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Woody Berry will assist in the graveside service.

If desired, memorial donations may be sent to the International Book Project, 1440 Delaware Ave., Lexington, KY 40505, the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 165, Richmond, KY 40476, or the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.

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