William Henry "Hank" Sedgwick III, 78, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was born on October 15, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. Hank was a graduate of Valley High School, U of L, and UNC Greensboro. He was a creative writing teacher, technical writer, and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Hank retired from the United States Army as a Master Sergeant after 28 years of service.
Hank is survived by his loving wife of nearly 57 years, Elizabeth (Fultz) Sedgwick; son, Ernest; daughter, Emily; grandchildren, William and Ellis Finley (Shannon); great-grandchildren, Ellis, Jr., and Iris; sister, Sara Deetsch (Steve); nephews, Ben and Matt Deetsch; his great friends, Ned Arter and Wayne and Karen Jarrell; and many cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Sedgwick, Jr., and Virginia Sedgwick; and his childhood friend, Bill Segrest.
Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). He will be laid to rest at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
The family requests that contributions in Hank’s memory be made to Dare to Care Food Bank (P.O. Box 35458, Louisville, KY 40232).
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