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Robert Leon WilliamsPassing: April 7, 2020


Hancock Chapel Cemetery

Graveside Service

Monday, October 12th @ 1:00 p.m.


No Visitation


Hancock Chapel Cemetery

October 12th @ 1:00 p.m.

MITCHELL – Robert Leon Williams, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Mitchell Manor.  He was born June 2, 1929, to John Paul and Edna Marie (Parrish) Williams in Orleans, Indiana.   

He graduated from Orleans High School in 1947.

Leon married Wanda Gayle Hottle September 22, 1950, and she preceded him in death August 2, 2011.

He worked at Carpenter Body Works for several years before becoming a carpenter in the area.  He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Laura Emily Bobbitt.

Leon is survived by a sister, Evelyn M. Pinnick-Wild of Longmont, Colorado, a brother,

Harold Williams (Lynn) of Brighton, Colorado, and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation was chosen.  A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020, at Hancock Chapel Cemetery with Reverend Mike Williams officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 24, 2020
    Met Leon when i worked for the Crawford Morris Labor Company in the 70'-80's. Him and Gerald Evans built AMAZING work in those times As much as those two fooled around they did EXCELLENT works at a good price. I remember when I got fired from CMLC, Leon said to me, " that was the best thing that could ever happen to you"! He was right. God Bless you all.
  2. Guest: Johnny Cobb | Mobile, Alabama
    Date: May 24, 2020
    I met Leon and Wanda in 1976, when I worked as a door-to-door book salesman. Wanda bought one book from me, then invited me over for dinner the next Saturday night. Super nice people. I stayed in touch through the years; by Christmas card or a post card. I made 3 visits from south Alabama to see Leon. In 2011, we visited Wanda at Mitchell Manor; before another trip to Spring Mill State Park. I flew up to visit with Leon in 2018 and in 2019. He was always interested in my next missionary trip. And when there was severe weather... or a hurricane approaching, he would call me to inquire how my family was doing. So proud to have known this wonderful gentleman for over 40 years.
  3. Guest: Steve Dobson | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 14, 2020
    Thanks for the memories buddy. I'll miss our chats and laughs. C ya on the flipside!
  4. Guest: Kate Henderson | Paoli, IN
    Date: April 13, 2020
    I am so very sorry for you loss. I met Leon through Wanda while doing shows with Orange County Players. My first impression of him was that of a gentleman, a devoted husband and a kind hearted man who would do whatever he could to help you. My first impression was not wrong. Mr. Leon always met me with a smile and a kind word, and I will always treasure my memories of him. May he rest in peace.