MITCHELL – Ervin Lee Williams, 88, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020, at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.
Born March 17, 1932, in Washington, he was the son of Ervin Reed and Lonnie Eldena (Bateman) Williams. He married Doris Ruth Beauchamp August 31, 1956, and she preceded him in death June 8, 1993.
Ervin retired from Carpenter Body Works. After retirement, he worked as a security guard for General Motors. Ervin was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, president of the Men’s Group, and a long-time choir member. He was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and LIFE Food Pantry in Mitchell.
Ervin was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War where he was a paratrooper and chaplain’s assistant. Ervin was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, and served as chaplain for many years.
Dianne (Barry) Haste of Mitchell
David (Shawna) Williams of Bedford
Jessica (Craig) Friend
Jennifer (Adam) Begarly
8 great grandchildren
Martha Jane Herrin of Illinois
Wanda Sue Bach of Illinois
His parents; wife; brother, Donald Oliver Williams; and sister, Joyce Anna Killian, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 5, at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Pastor Je Lee officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.
Memorial Gifts: LIFE Food Pantry in Mitchell