William Earl “Billy” Hommel, 77, of Greenfield, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Hancock Regional Hospice. Born on Sept. 5, 1935, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Carl Claude and Gertrude (Bingham) Hommel.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1955. Billy married Kare Lefevers-Hommel on June 1, 1992, in Covington, Ky. He worked as a union steward and set-up man for Lucent Technology/Western Electric in Indianapolis for 28 years before retiring in 1986. Billy was a member of the V.F.W. #2693, American Legion Post #119, and the Moose Lodge, all in Greenfield. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and motorcycle riding in his spare time.
Surviving him are his son, David Alan (Linda) Hommel of Milton, Ky.; daughters, Christina Lynn (Mark) Sweet and Judy (Billy) Griffith, both of Greenfield; brothers, Richard Hommel of Greenwood, Phillip Hommel of Florida, and Larry Hommel of Calif.; sisters, Bernice Facemeyer and Vickey Jones, both of Franklin; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen; parents, Carl and Gertrude; and sister, Judy Linville.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 23rd, at 11 a.m., also at the mortuary.
The family asks that attendees feel free to wear casual dress to both events. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Church Cemetery in Philadelphia near Greenfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 95th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278 or at www.americancancersociety.org; or, to the Salvation Army, 3100 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 or www.salvationarmy.org.
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