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William Francis FerrelPassing: October 29, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 3d @ 10:30 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, November 2nd @ 4:00 pm -7:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, November 3rd

MITCHELL – William Francis Ferrel, 82, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 25, 1936, in Seymour, he was the son of Goldia (Goodpastor) Ferrel.

 Bill retired from Crawford-Morris Lumber Company.

Joe (Destiny) Bush of Mitchell
Steve Bush of Mitchell
Dan (Manessa) Bush of Mitchell
David (Tobi) Ferrel of Alexandria
Dana (Kent) White of Bedford
Chris (Jennifer) Bush of Mitchell
Sue Elliott of Orleans
15 grandchildren
  3 great grandchildren
Everett (Chris) Ferrel of Mitchell

His parents and brother, Robert Ferrel, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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6 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Karmen Caruso | http://Mitchell
    Date: November 1, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I am not able to attend the funeral but know that I am thinking of you.
  2. Guest: Misty McNeely Wagner | http://Mitchell IN
    Date: October 31, 2018
    Chris I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You have been a great son and you were always good to your daddy. May you and your family find comfort in all the wonderful memories of him and find peace in knowing that he is safe and well in the good lords hands. Our loss is heavens gain. You and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers my friend. If you need anything just let me know. Love you all and god bless.
  3. Guest: Shaunta Cornwell Dunbar | http://El Paso
    Date: October 31, 2018
    Chris, Steve, Dan, David, Dana, Joe, your dad was an amazing man who loved you all very much. He was proud of each of you. He was my dads best friend, brother, and rescuer. To me and my sister he was Uncle Bill. We all loved him very, very much. My memories of him will be held in my head always.
  4. Guest: Eddie Hatfield | http://Mitchell, Indiana.
    Date: October 30, 2018
    Padro. It is so sad Bill is gone. I spoke to him often. As we talked about before, He worked us so hard at Crawford Morris, like him, Bob, Gordon and Tom, we are just hard to kill. I still remember to this day around Christmas or New years 40 years ago Bill and i were unloading a flat car FULL of lumber. 2X8's, 2X10"s, and 2x12's were all on top. Remember the 2x12's 18'? All were on top 3 rows.. The fork lift could NOT reach the top 4 rows on the car. Unload by hand! A holiday was coming so it had to be unloaded NOW! It was so cold and windy that day, me on the City Truck bed, Bill on top of the flat car. Finally Bill needed a cig. and cup of coffee. Better go hide he said to me. They will lay you off. I walked into the insulation/ tile room and was instantly covered in sweat. Bill would have been about 42, me 20.At the time i thought Bill was trying to kill us. He taught us good hard work makes you live. See you Fri.& Sat.
  5. Guest: Katonya White | http://mitchell
    Date: October 30, 2018
    Chris and family, Thinking of you! Sending prayers and hugs. So sorry for your loss.
  6. Guest: Milt and Kim Roberts | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: October 30, 2018
    We just talked to Bill several weeks ago, it was good seeing him. You all have our deepest sympathies and prayers. Bill was a good man.