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Gerald R. WilliamsPassing: November 29, 2020

Service:

Mitchell Cemetery

Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 2nd @ 2:30 p.m.

Visitation:

No Visitation

Cemetery:

Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, December 2nd at @2:30 p.m.

MITCHELL – Gerald R. Williams, 74, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born June 24, 1946, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Warren and Flossie (Bex) Williams.  He married Sandra Kay Schultz December 15, 1970.

Gerald retired from Naval Weapons Support Center—Crane.    He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.  Gerald had served as past commander of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving:
wife,
Sandra Williams of Mitchell
children,
Gerald R. Williams, Jr. of Mitchell
Lynn (Keith) Fish of Bedford
Shawn Stalker of Mitchell
Joey Jones of Bedford
6 grandchildren
7 great grandchildren
siblings,
Brenda Reynolds of Bedford
Leroy Williams

His parents preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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34 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Sandra Hudson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 8, 2020
    I worked in Building 13 with Gerald. Gerald worked with my husband, Morris Hudson, in the drafting group. Gerald was a lot of fun to be around.
  2. Guest: Ed Finn | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: December 8, 2020
    Rare man of which God knows there are but a few who carried the load of so many others to such an extent in real life including myself of which I am truly great full for his service and friendship God bless!!!
  3. Guest: Pamela Perkins | Bloomington In
    Date: December 4, 2020
    Loved listening to his life's adventures. He was a good man. So sorry for your loss to the family.
  4. Guest: Mark & Sandy Paulin | Bloomington IN
    Date: December 3, 2020
    We both had the privilege of working with Gerald. A very humble person who didn’t want a lot of attention. Always kind to everyone.
  5. Guest: Dennis White | Fort Wayne, IN
    Date: December 3, 2020
    My sympathies to Gerald’s family and friends. We went to school together for 12 years. Gerald was a great guy!
  6. Guest: Bob Booker | Orleans
    Date: December 3, 2020
    Another hero gone.
  7. Guest: Wayne & Glenda Hall | Mitchell, In
    Date: December 2, 2020
    we are so sorry for the loss of a great man !! Always so kind !
  8. Guest: Lee Booker | Bedford In
    Date: December 2, 2020
    So sorry too hear this was a great man prayers
  9. Guest: BRENT AND CARLA GEARY | Lake Wales, FL
    Date: December 2, 2020
    SANDY AND FAMILY SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. OUR PRAYERS TO YOU AND THE FAMILY. BRENT AND CARLA
  10. Guest: PATSY PORTER | Avon, IN
    Date: December 2, 2020
    My deepest sympathy to Gerald's family. Having the same last name, we sat together thru 12 years of school in Mitchell. He was always kind and considerate of others. The three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star speaks for the man he was--a hero. Patsy Williams Porter
  11. Guest: James H Ely | Bowling Green
    Date: December 2, 2020
    Prayers for the Family
  12. Guest: Chris Ravenna | BLOOMINGTON
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Very sorry for your loss. I just remember going to the Legion and he made me feel important. 3 purple hearts and a bronze star- I would have liked to have got to know him better, but I was to young to understand.
  13. Guest: Greg Holt | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Gerald was a great guy. Thank you for your service he loves his country like he did his family he will be missed great neighbor
  14. Guest: Betty Antal | Bargersville, IN
    Date: December 1, 2020
    I worked with Gerald at CAAA. He was a great man! Condolences to all of his family. RIP Gerald.
  15. Guest: Susan Woodward | Bedford, in
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Lynn I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  16. Guest: Donald Mann | Indianapolis
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sandy, I was very sorry to hear about Gerald he was a good friend. I did not see him much but did usually see him at the V and we would talk. I will be thinking of you and your family.
  17. Guest: Donald Mann | Indianapolis
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sandy, very sorry to hear about Gerald he was a good friend. I did not see him much was
  18. Guest: Roe Simmerman | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Gerald was a childhood neighbor, playmate, and school classmate. Deepest sympathy to the family.
  19. Guest: Mary Brewer | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: December 1, 2020
    I’m so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
  20. Guest: Sean Miller | Bedford IN
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sorry of your lost.
  21. Guest: Janet and Charlie | Mitchell
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sandy, Thinking about you at this time. Janet
  22. Guest: Gary Mundy | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Gerald was my friend and classmate. He was a man that everyone liked and respected.
  23. Guest: Susan Thompson | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: December 1, 2020
    I worked with Gerald at Crane. He was a real gentleman - very good at his work, and he had a great sense of humor as well. I enjoyed working with Gerald very much, and also appreciate his service to his country. Rest In Peace, Gerald.
  24. Guest: Connie Jo Inman Bledsoe | Loogootee, IN
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Gerald was a co-worker years ago. Always a considerate person to work for. Liked to hear his stories. Sandy, so sorry for your loss.
  25. Guest: Connie Smith | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sandy and family, so sorry for your loss. Gerald was a friend, co-worker and carpool buddy. Going to miss him.
  26. Guest: John D Boling | Bloomington, IN
    Date: December 1, 2020
    So long brother veteran Gerald. May God’s grace shine upon you.
  27. Guest: Beth Doub | Mitchell
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sandy and family, so sorry for the loss of Gerald. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all.
  28. Guest: Cynthia Delaney Peters | Bedford In 47421
    Date: December 1, 2020
    Sandy, I was so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. We were classmates and friends years ago. Always had a smile, very kind and had something nice to say. Prayers to his family. Cynthia Delaney Peters
  29. Guest: Vickie Lee | Mitchell , In
    Date: December 1, 2020
    I went to Burris School with Gerald for eight years. He was friendly, generous and considerate. I liked him. My condolences to Sandy and his family. I hope they find peace. God bless.
  30. Guest: Mary Crozier | Bedford Indiana
    Date: December 1, 2020
    So sorry for your loss Sandy,my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family!🙏
  31. Guest: Judy Tanksley | Mitchell
    Date: November 30, 2020
    We were in the same class and rode the same bus. Sorry to hear of his passing.
  32. Guest: Robin Roberts | Orleans IN
    Date: November 30, 2020
    Gerald always asked how I was doing. A very kind and considerate friend. He'll be missed. God Bless. Rook
  33. Guest: Darlene Yowell Irwin | Mitchell, In 47446
    Date: November 30, 2020
    So sorry for your loss Sandy. I went to school many years with Gerald, was glad to call him a friend and classmate.
  34. Guest: Mike & Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 30, 2020
    Sandy and family, So very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God provide the strength and peace for the days ahead.
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