William LaFayette Hainsworth Jr., 68, of Lexington, died Monday at his residence.
Born Jan. 10, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio, he was a son of the late William L. Hainsworth Sr. and Hazel Carpenter Hainsworth. Bill lived with his aunt and uncle, Jean and Jay Carpenter, and graduated from Danville High School in 1962. A good student, he played on the football team as a running back, and was also a star track team member. He graduated in 1966 from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in accounting and was a CPA. Upon graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Kay Hardgrove Hainsworth. She preceded him in death in 2006.
Bill worked for 30 years for Wallace’s College Book Company, eventually becoming chief financial officer. He served in the Kentucky National Guard for 26 years as a chief warrant officer. His hobby was collecting Case pocket knives and old coins. He enrolled this fall as a Donovan Scholar at the University of Kentucky. Bill proudly supported NAMI-Lex and was treasurer of the local chapter.
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Kelly (Wally B. Cardwell II) Hainsworth of Lawrenceburg and Kathryn Lea (Brian) Dunn of Lancaster; a son, William K. Hainsworth of Pennsylvania; a sister, Sondra (Fred) Worthington of Danville; and four grandchildren, Hannah, Isabel, Madeline Grace and Asher Dunn.
Funeral service will be noon Tuesday at Crestwood Christian Church., Lexington. Rev. Bill McDonald will officiate. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Bellevue Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Crestwood Christian Church.
Memorial donations are suggested to NAMI – Lex or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Stith Funeral Home, Danville is handling arrangements. The online guestbook is available at www.stithfuneralhome.net.