Skip to content

Death of Willie “Jack Rabbit” Bottoms


Willie Monzo “Jack Rabbit” Bottoms, age 72, died Thursday, January 05, 2006 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. Born October 28, 1933 in Cornishville, Kentucky he was the son of the late Roy and Clora Yeaste Bottoms. He was a well-known, world champion roadster horse trainer and exhibitor having worked for the Freeman Brothers Stables in Harrodsburg for many years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict and member of the Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg.

Survivors include: two brothers, R.C. “Ike” Bottoms, Wilmore, and Fred Bottoms, Harrodsburg; a sister, Mary Bottoms Moore, Lexington; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Monday, January 9th at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church with Pastor J.D. Short, III, officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be Sunday, January 8th from 6 until 8 pm at the Centennial Baptist Church on West Lexington Street and Monday from 9 am until the hour of service at the Harrodsburg Baptist Church on Main Street in Harrodsburg.

Pallbearers are: James Dean, Jerry Mobley, David Yoder, Glen Walker, Danny Bugg, and Chris Short. Honorary bearers are: Jim Powell, Sam Stafford, Raymond Shively, James Williams, James Bryant, and Jim Pittman.

The Parks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Messages for the family may be left at  

More Stories

  • Latest Issue Feb-19-18

    Read More
  • UPHA Chapter 14 Scholarship Applications Available

    Chapter 14 of the United Professional Horsemen’s Association offers educational scholarships annually with up to $7,500 awarded. These scholarships are open to applicants who are high school seniors or college freshmen. Applicants must be UPHA Chapter 14 Junior or Associate members or the child of an Active UPHA Chapter 14 member. Read More
  • Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show Holding Online Fundraiser

    With the commitment to a Bigger and Better Jubilee in 2019, the show committee is not letting time get away. “We have been meeting every week via conference call and have been working on the financial side of the show in the past month, said Jubilee treasurer Kathy Beverage. Read More
  • WCHS Judges Announced

    Show Manager Scarlett Mattson, announced that the judging panel for the 2018 Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show consists of the following individuals... Read More
  • Syracuse Judges Selected for 2018

    Syracuse International Horse Show will be held for the 45th year from June 27th to 30th. Located at theNew York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse New York and known for hospitality, parties, competitiveclasses and most of all FUN! Read More
  • Latest Issue Feb 12 18

    Read More
  • Obituary - Dotty Raun

    The matriarch of Reedannland, Dotty Raun passed away peacefully this morning (February 8) at the age of 91. Beloved by many in the show horse industry she was known for her kindness to all and being Doc Raun’s rock for so many decades. Read More
  • The UPHA Classics Jackpot Sale Deadline Approaching

    The UPHA Classics Jackpot Sale, featuring American Saddlebred two-year-olds and three-year-olds in Training, as well as Hackney Pony Three-Year-Olds & Four-Year-Olds in Training will be held in conjunction with the Robertson Equine Sale in Shelbyville, Kentucky on March 30-31, 2018. Read More
  • ASR Futurities Grace Period Payment Deadline is February 10, 2018

    The payment grace period deadline for the ASR Kentucky Amateur, Kentucky and National Three-Year-Old Futurities is Saturday, February 10, 2018. Read More
  • ASHA Announces 2018 Board Officers

    At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) held on Saturday, February 3rd, in conjunction with the UPHA's Annual Conference in Florida, the Board announced election of the following officers for 2018... Read More