W.C. Jefferson

Born: Thu., Mar. 8, 1934
Died: Sun., Apr. 11, 2021


5:00 PM Tue., Apr. 13, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 14, 2021
Location: Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home

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Willie Clay “W.C.” Jefferson, Sr., 87, husband of the late Addie Howard Jefferson for 66 years, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Harrison Memorial Hospital.
Born March 8, 1934 in Nicholas County to the late Davie & Mary Lacey Gaunce Jefferson, he was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a lifelong farmer, co-owner of Jefferson Farm Machinery & Jefferson Trucking, drove a bus for the Nicholas County School System for 23 years was a lifetime member of both American Legion Post #17 & VFW Post 8666 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carlisle.
Surviving are 4 children: Willie Jefferson, Jr., Debbie Osborne, Karen (Larry) Tubbs and Tony (Teresa) Jefferson; 2 brothers: Edwin & Richard Jefferson; 7 grandchildren: Jeremy (Tabbatha) Tubbs, Rebecca Craycraft, Ben (Heather) Jefferson,  Lacey (Nate) Hicks, Michelle (Caleb) Downing, Drake Osborne (McKenzy Gentry)  and Mitchell Jefferson; 13 great-grandchildren: Waylon Tubbs, Jacob, Nicholas, Matthew & Emily Craycraft, Raelynn & Carter Jefferson, Anna & John Hicks, and Casen, Addilee, Kaelyn & Rhett Downing; and his beloved dog, Turbo, along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.
Also preceding him in death were a brother, Thomas “Tom” Jefferson; 3 sisters: Loretta & Marie Jefferson and Jeanetta Watkins; and his step-mother, Louellen Jefferson. 
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home by Rev. Steve Smith. Burial with military honors will follow in Carlisle Cemetery. 
Visitation will be after 5:00 P.M. Tuesday. 

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Marie and Billy Hunt
   Posted Sun April 11, 2021
Sorry for your loss

Suzanne Parker
   Posted Sun April 11, 2021
Thoughts of sympathy.

Cyndi Allison Hammonds
   Posted Mon April 12, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Chris Cox, Cyndi Hammonds & Family

Sara Kern
   Posted Mon April 12, 2021

Spring's Bounty Basket was sent by Olivia, Callie, and Sara.

Dear Lacey and Family, Our hearts are with you during this terrible time. Please know that you are loved. Olivia, Callie, and Sara

Dennis jackson
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
Sorry for your loss

Eddie and Cathy Wagoner
   Posted Tue April 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss, will keep you all in our prayers.

Tom & Patty Ockerman
   Posted Wed April 14, 2021
Please know how very sorry we are for your loss. May God bless your family through this time of your lives.

Richard Gardner
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
To the W C J efferson family, both your Dad and Mom were always a blessing to me, when I first started working for Nicholas County there were there. Had a lot of good times and conversations together. I thank God that are paths met in life, they both were two of the best I had ever met. Love and Prayers Richard Gardner Family

Susan Soper
   Posted Fri April 16, 2021
Sending the family many thoughts and prayers.
Cherish the memories.

Many Blessings
Susan Soper

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