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Ervin Lee WilliamsPassing: November 1, 2020


Mitchell Presbyterian Church

Funeral Service

Thursday, November 5th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 4th @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, November 5th

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
Joseph William
Nathan Williams
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

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 7, 2020
    To the family, sorry to see this. Met him when we worked at Carpenters. i would talk with him EVERY chance i seen him. I ALWAYS learned something when we talked. God is bringing his teachers/leaders home! Prayers for you all. I feel he was a smart & great man. Glad i met him!
  2. Guest: Ropizah | Charlotte
    Date: November 6, 2020
    David, Dianne & family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
  3. Guest: Ed Smith | Charlotte
    Date: November 6, 2020
    In loving memory of dad Williams. David and family- so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing your dad even for just a brief time. May God keep you, your sister and family in perfect peace
  4. Guest: Laura Smith | Orleans
    Date: November 5, 2020
    What a sweet man he was with such a sincere heart. Was impressed with him the few times I got to be around him. So sorry David and Dianne for your loss.
  5. Guest: Laura Leach | Oolitic
    Date: November 5, 2020
    Ervin will always be remembered by me by his beautiful prayers he led before the meals at Johnson Christian Village. He loved to sing the old hymns. I loved to hear his stories and he loved to share them. He had a soft humble voice. I will surely miss him. It was a pleasure to know him and all his family who came to visit him ❤
  6. Guest: Stella Brock | Williams
    Date: November 4, 2020
    My sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. I only knew him briefly but he was always a gentleman with a ready smile and a kind word. We were just becoming friends. God grant you comfort in the memories.
  7. Guest: Jenni Dillon | Fall River, MA
    Date: November 3, 2020
    Uncle Ervin was a soft spoken, kind hearted man of faith and family. His sister is my mama and I once heard her say, "Ervin would give anyone the shirt off of his own back". It was a profound statement of his loving, giving, wonderful nature. He will be greatly missed. We are here for our cousins and are sending love and prayers to Indiana. We are with you in spirit.
  8. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe
    Date: November 3, 2020
    Dianne and David, I am so sorry about your dad. I enjoyed him so much when we would be at your church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.