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Wilbur Norman WilliamsPassing: April 23, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 27th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, April 27th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, April 27th

MITCHELL – Wilbur Norman Williams, 77, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 28, 1945, in Mitchell, he was the son of William Lee and Ethel Marie (Taylor) Williams.

Wilbur was a 1963 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He worked as a journeyman welder for Otis Elevator.  Wilbur was a member of the Paoli Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  He enjoyed helping people in the community. Wilbur travelled all over the country, attended Silver Sneakers, and enjoyed hanging out at McDonalds. 

Surviving are his son, Wilbur Brent (Lisa) Williams of Bloomington; grandson, Aaron B. Williams; brother, Bob Williams of Mitchell; and companion, Frances Howard.

His parents; son, William K. Williams; and siblings, Harold Lee Williams, William Estel “Willie” Williams, Kay Lindsey, and Patty Johnson, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Richard Sallee officiating.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Paoli Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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12 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jerena Bowling | Mitchell, In
    Date: April 28, 2023
    I will miss seeing Wilbur around town.
  2. Guest: Raven Hyneman | Bedford
    Date: April 25, 2023
    I am so sorry to hear of Wilbur's passing. I will miss his his laugh and stories when I see him.
  3. Guest: Glenda Hall | Mitchell, In
    Date: April 25, 2023
    I’m am so sorry for your loss! I’ve known Wilber from childhood of neighbors and school! He’s a good man along with his family! My thoughts & prayers are with you! May God Bless youns!
  4. Guest: James Ely | BOWLING GREEN, KY
    Date: April 24, 2023
    Wilbur was a great guy. Remember him well. My prayers for his Family. R I P
  5. Guest: Jamie Shell | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 24, 2023
    Wilbur was my neighbor when I lived on Oak street. He was a great man. Listened to many stories. He will be sadly missed. RIP
  6. Guest: Mark and Michelle Jessie | Mitchell
    Date: April 24, 2023
    We will miss him greatly he was a good neighbor and friend.
  7. Guest: Elaine (Korki Tincher) Lagenour | Bedford ind
    Date: April 24, 2023
    I grew up with Wilbur n Patty .Patty was a very good .RIP MY FRIEND n Wilbur always made sure we were safe. Alot of laughs n giggles
  8. Guest: Rohanda Karnes | Mitchell, Indiana 47446
    Date: April 24, 2023
    Rip you well be missed
  9. Guest: Nikki speer | Mitchell IN
    Date: April 24, 2023
    I was so sad to hear the news about Wilbur he used to come into my old job every week. He was such a kind person. He used to bake a chocolate cake on Valentine’s Day and bring it to us. I loved getting to wait on him and hear all his stories. He was always smiling and in a good mood. RIP Wilbur
  10. Guest: Marilyn Blanton Johnson | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 24, 2023
    I’m so very sorry for your loss of a wonderful man ! Wilber was always such a sweet and loving person to everyone he met ! I never knew of a time when he wasn’t happy and joking around. He was always such a joy to be around and he will surely be missed !! My condolences to his family and friends !! RIP My friend and I’m praying for his family 🙏
  11. Guest: Sonja mills | Mitchell, in
    Date: April 24, 2023
    He will be sadly missed
  12. Guest: William Frederick Hopper | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 24, 2023
    My Dad and I went go to Teds , The wishing well and Golden gables and drank a lot of coffee with Wilbur he was a great guy.