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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  

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