William David “Bill” Renn Sr., 73, of Bardstown, formerly of Louisville, passed away Monday, March 13, 2023, at Norton Women and Children’s Hospital. He was born on July 2, 1949, in Louisville to Lawrence Jr. and Frances Kirby Renn. Bill was a teacher at Valley High School from 1972-2001 then taught at DeSales High School until his retirement from 2003-2005. After retiring he became a tour guide for My Old Kentucky Home State Park and then Heaven Hill Distillery. Bill was of the Methodist faith. He was a former Mid-Kentucky Chorus member and loved watching the Louisville Bats.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Kirby Renn.
Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathleen Hedgepeth Renn; two sons, William David (Tracey) Renn Jr. of Bardstown, Christopher Allan (Michelle) Renn of Kansas City, Mo.; his father, Lawrence Renn Jr. of Louisville; two sisters, Jean (Tom) Hudson and Susan (Ernie) Amburgey, both of Louisville; two brothers, Don (Marta) Renn of Louisville and Bob (Donna) Renn of Florence; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 9 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home with the Rev. Dustin Hungerford officiating. Interment will be in Cave Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, and after 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 17, at the funeral home and continue to 11:30 a.m.
The family requests contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.