William Wendell Washabaugh
William Wendell Washabaugh Sr. passed from this life surrounded by his loving family on February 07, 2020 in Mulvane, Kansas. William was a high school graduate of Velma-Alma High School in Stephens County Oklahoma. After high school, Willam was drafted into the Army and served his country honorably for 4 years, earning recognition from his superior officers for excellent achievement. He spent several years in the oilfield supply industry and later went to work at Boeing Aircraft Company in Washington and then in Wichita. William always enjoyed fishing for catfish while listening to baseball and eating peanuts from the shell. His favorite places to fish were Lake Fuqua in Oklahoma and Winfield Lake in Kansas. In his younger years, he could be found listening to Texas Rangers baseball while fishing, but was a Los Angeles Dodgers fan at heart.
William is survived by his son William Jr. (Robyn) of Kansas, daughters Sandy (Ross) of Indiana and Kristi (John) of Washington, grandson Thayer, and granddaughters Jillian and Ava. Sister Judy (Oran) of Arkansas, Brother Albert (Gay) Washington and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Father John Curtis Washabaugh, Mother and Step-Father Grace and Ralph VanBebber, brothers John and Jim, and sister Delores. Visitation will be Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14 from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma. Services will be held Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 am at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry, Oklahoma. William will then be laid to rest at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry.
Condolences may be added to William Washabaugh online guest book at www.brown-digger funeral home.com. In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to Kansas Honor Flights.
Published on February 11, 2020

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Kathy Ragan (formerly Washabaugh)
Feb 13, 2020
When I was a little girl one of my favorite things was spending time with my Uncle Bill. Like Debbie said, we watched Saturday morning cartoons together and Uncle Bill laughed so hard at the Roadrunner & Wile E Coyote. Why did the coyote never learn? I will always think of him and smile remembering the laughter he brought with him wherever he was. He has impacted my life forever. Xoxoxo – your niece, Kathy
Kathy Ragan (formerly Washabaugh)
Feb 13, 2020
When I was a little girl one of my favorite things was spending time with my Uncle Bill. Like Debbie said, we watched Saturday morning cartoons together and Uncle Bill laughed so hard at the Roadrunner & Wile E Coyote. Why did the coyote never learn? I will always think of him and smile remembering the laughter he brought with him wherever he was. He has impacted my life forever. Xoxoxo – your niece, Kathy
Debbie Washabaugh "Niece Debbie"
Feb 13, 2020
When Uncle Bill worked for Boeing in Seattle he lived with our family for a while and added a lot of fun memories to our childhood. We used to watch Saturday morning cartoons sitting on the floor with a bowl of cereal and he would join us and laugh at the antics. When the Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line he bought one in that awesome blue and took us all for rides in it! He was always telling us stories about work and fishing and life in general and making us laugh. I have missed him since he moved to Wichita and I will miss his now that he is no longer on this Earth, but I have the most wonderful memories of time with him. I love you Uncle Bill, from "Niece Debbie".