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James Robert WilliamsPassing: August 16, 2020

Service:

Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, August 20th @ 3:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, August 20th @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cemetery:

Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, August 20th

MITCHELL — James Robert Williams, 76, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020, at his home.

Born December 28, 1943, in Mitchell, he was the son of James Edward and Mary Louise (Ball) Williams.  He married Connie Karr April 21, 1984.

Jim retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 30 years of service.  He was a 1961 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church and Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Surviving:
wife,
Connie Williams of Mitchell
daughters,
April and Jeff Asbury of Sullivan
Tammy and Jerry Hollingsworth of Sullivan
Cathy and Wade Hysell of Madison
stepchildren,
Troy and Christi Hackney of Madison
Tricia Smith of Madison
seven grandchildren
five great grandchildren
brother,
Rob and Evelyn Williams of Mitchell

His parents preceded him in death.

A private family service will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

A memorial service conducted by Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. will be at 12:30 p.m.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  First Christian Church

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31 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Susan Hatfield Vogel | Broomfield, CO. 80020
    Date: August 23, 2020
    Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Praying for your strength during this difficult time. Take care.
  2. Guest: Susan Hatfield Vogel | Broomfield, CO. 80020
    Date: August 23, 2020
    So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Praying for you and your family. Take care.
  3. Guest: Cheryl Wood | Mitchell
    Date: August 21, 2020
    I wish I possessed some wonderful words of comfort, but just know that you are in my heart which, at this moment, hurts for you and your family. Connie, you didn't lose Jim, you just loaned him to God for a bit. All my love to you.
  4. Guest: Kurt Caudell | Springville In
    Date: August 20, 2020
    Sorry for your loss, Jim was a great guy. He was soft spoken with a great dry humor. I never knew a man who could work so hard and fast and enjoy doing it so much.
  5. Guest: Jerry W. Allen | Mitchell
    Date: August 20, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. Jim (Hammer) left us too early like so many more. One thing about it being a Christian gives us the hope of a great reunion one day. God bless you Connie. Just a little story of working with Jim. The visitors that use to come into the packhouse always commented on how clean it was, and I would always tell them that Jim is the one that set the standard for cleaning, he was a very good worker, not many could keep up with him. God bless. RIP Jimmy.
  6. Guest: Gretchen (Williams) King | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 19, 2020
    I am sorry to hear about Jim passing. He may not have always recognized me, but he remembered once I told him my name. He and Dad were part of the best crew Mills Market ever had! I have many memories of all of you. I am thinking of you!
  7. Guest: Gerald Mullis | FREEPORT, FL
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Had many great conversations and story swapping at our Wednesday night get togethers.
  8. Guest: Chuck & Dave Cooper | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 19, 2020
    So very hard to accept Jim's passing. Great co-worker and friend who was always full of humor. A friend to all.
  9. Guest: Chris Clouse | Bloomington
    Date: August 19, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Prayers for you all.
  10. Guest: Sheila Conder | Terre Haute
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Connie, I'm so sorry to hear about Jim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sheila
  11. Guest: Pete Scheibe | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 18, 2020
    Connie, I am sad to hear of Jim's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
  12. Guest: Jay Yocum | Nabb, Indiana
    Date: August 18, 2020
    My condolences to the family. I never met Jim but have heard so many great things about him.
  13. Guest: Barney Tow | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: August 18, 2020
    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. Prayers for his family.
  14. Guest: Mary Brewer | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: August 18, 2020
    I would like to offer my condolences for your loss.
  15. Guest: Karen Brooks | Crossville, AL
    Date: August 18, 2020
    I am so sorry for you and your family's loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
  16. Guest: Peggy Payton Peter | New Albany
    Date: August 18, 2020
    Connie, I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I remember well, seeing you both at church when I would come home to visit. I will hold you in my heart and pray that you feel God's peace, love and grace. Peggy
  17. Guest: George and Deb Ayler | Madison, IN
    Date: August 18, 2020
    We are so sorry for your loss.Prayers of comfort to Connie and all the family. Love and Prayers, George and Deb Ayler
  18. Guest: BRENT AND CARLA GEARY | Bloomington, IN
    Date: August 17, 2020
    CONNIE AND FAMILY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU AND THE FAMILY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS! JIM ALWAYS LAUGHED ABOUT THE GYM SUIT INCIDENT. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND MAY YOU FIND PEACE KNOWING HE IS FREE OF ALL PAIN AND SUFFERING. BRENT AND CARLA GEARY
  19. Guest: Pamela M Hagemeier | Sullivan
    Date: August 17, 2020
    WE"re sure you will miss him . Hang in there kid
  20. Guest: Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Connie, April and girls.Rob and Evelyn....You know I am saddened by this news..great memories. My deepest sympathy to you all. Much Love
  21. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington
    Date: August 17, 2020
    So sorry to hear this. Jim was a good friend and co-worker! Rest In Peace Hammer! Virgil
  22. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, MI
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Dear Connie, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you and your family find comfort in your happy memories of Jim.
  23. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Connie and families - So sorry to learn of Jims passing - May the Good Lord hold you in His Hands of peace and mercy.
  24. Guest: Cindy Matlock | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Rob and Evelyn, My sister sincere condolences for your loss. 🙏🏻
  25. Guest: Vickie Lee | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 17, 2020
    I knew Jim in high school. He was always considerate and soft spoken. Seeing him and Connie again these past few years has been a great pleasure. A fun couple. I will miss his smile and wry comments. Our sympathy to the whole family. Ken and Vickie
  26. Guest: Tom Tolbert | Morgantown, Indiana 46160
    Date: August 17, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked for him at Mills Market in Mitchell. Jim was always a lot of fun to work with but also firm. A great guy and friend. Just what I needed as a teenager. My condolences and prayers for his family. God bless.
  27. Guest: Alice and Mike Cyrus | Madison Indiana
    Date: August 17, 2020
    My heart is heavy for this family but know Jim is at peace! Prayers, Love and hugs..
  28. Guest: Bill Wigley | Mitchell, IN.
    Date: August 17, 2020
    I'm saddened to hearofMy good friends death.Many good times with Jim at the old Mill's Market.He was much more than my boss.I sure miss him! Wild Bill
  29. Guest: Steve Tindall | Crossville Tn.
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Connie, Sorry for your loss, may the Good Lord bring peace to your heart.
  30. Guest: Kenny and Judy Tanksley | Mit6chell, IN
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Connie, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family
  31. Guest: Michelle Porter | Orleans Indiana
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Connie, I am so sorry for your lost. Keeping you in my prayers.