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Hugh Franklin GreshamPassing: June 6, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, June 10th @ 2:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, June 10th @ 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Monday, June 10th

MITCHELL – Hugh Franklin Gresham, 88, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 30, 1930, in Lawrenceport, he was the son of David Earl and Myrtle Elizabeth (Smith) Gresham.  He married Georgia M. Neal August 9, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 9, 1999, after 51 years of marriage.

Hugh retired from Mitchell Transport, Inc. in 1986.  He was a Polled Hereford farmer, school bus driver, and a woodworker.  Hugh was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Brenda  (Mark) McCammon of Mitchel
Carolyn (Jack) Zeeks of Mitchell
Jody (Ted) Powell of Bloomington
Michelle (Steve) Tincher, Lori (Troy) Hess, David (Courtney) Zeeks, Tracy Zeeks, Natalie (John) Tritle, and Nicole (Aaron) White
great grandchildren,
Ashton Melvin, Alyssa Duncan. Holly Hess, Hilary Hess, Cayden Zeeks, Olyvia Zeeks, Maizey Zeeks, Tucker Tritle, Ava White and Cooper White
great great grandchildren,
Kharson Kern and Kambreyah Baker
special caregiver,
Ashton Melvin

His parents; wife; and siblings, Ralph Gresham, Blanche Hays, and Donald Gresham, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Marion Township Rural Fire Department or White River Humane Society.

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17 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Larry and Connie Smith | http://Mitchell
    Date: June 10, 2019
    Brenda, Carolyn & Jody, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Such a good man. Prayers are with you.
  2. Guest: Cassie Root | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: June 9, 2019
    I am very sorry for your loss. My condolences, Cassie
  3. Guest: Jim Lynch | http://Jeffersonville, In. 47130
    Date: June 9, 2019
    To Jack Zeeks. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. Prayers are with you and your family. Let’s get in touch. It’s been a long time Since we’ve seen each other. If you would like give me a call. 502 396 6087
  4. Guest: Pam Duncan Freeman | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 9, 2019
    Girls, I am so sorry for your loss of your Dad. I remember Hugh leaning on the bus at Lawrenceport school. Then 12 years later at the feed store in Mitchell, he still called me, "Little Duncan Girl".
  5. Guest: Shelia Way Reef | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 8, 2019
    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for all family and friends!
  6. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 8, 2019
    Dear Carolyn & families - sorry to learn of the loss of your father.. May the Good Lord hold you all in His Hand at this sad time & bless you with the great lifelong memories with your Dad..
  7. Guest: Mike and Suzie Leatherman | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 8, 2019
    Brenda, Carolyn Jody: So very sorry for your loss. Mike has find memories of growing up in Lawrenceport and knowing your dad! Always smiling and loved to tell stories! May all your memories and precious times together give you all strength and comfort knowing he and Georgia are together again! Prayers for all the family!!
  8. Guest: Mike, Sue, and Tina Boruff | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: June 8, 2019
    We are all so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  9. Guest: James H. Ely | http://Bowling Green, Kentucky
    Date: June 8, 2019
    He was a Great Man. He will be missed by all who knew him. My Prayers for the Family.
  10. Guest: Brad Kirk | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 8, 2019
    Brenda, I'm so sorry for your loss! I never got to meet him, but heard so many good stories about him. Prayers for you and the rest of your family.
  11. Guest: Mary Pauline Lagle | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 8, 2019
    Brenda, Carolyn, and Jody, So very sorry for your loss. Your Father was a good man, and loved his family. May you find peace and comfort in our heavenly Father. Gerry and Pauline
  12. Guest: Thelma Sears | http://Mitchell
    Date: June 8, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss
    Date: June 8, 2019
  14. Guest: Tammy Burchard | http://Williams, IN
    Date: June 8, 2019
    Brenda I am so sorry for the loss of your father. If there is anything I can do for you all just let me know you know how I feel about your family. Love you all....
  15. Guest: Linda Martin | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: June 8, 2019
    I meet Hugh and Georgia at Fishing Creek Chapel They where wonderful and sweet people. Hugh Love to tell stories and make people smile. And now he’s in heaven Georgia and they are smiling now on all of you God bless all of you and you all are in My thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏😢😢
  16. Guest: Larry Case | http://Sarasota, Fl
    Date: June 8, 2019
    He was a good man, always had a smile or a laugh for you. Sorry for your loss.
  17. Guest: Rita and Mike Ramey | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: June 7, 2019
    Jodi and Carolyn, so,sorry for your loss, we can't replace parents, but we can sure treasure the memories. God Bless all,of you and lots of love and hugs Mike and Rita