William E. (Bill) Williams, 80, of Shirley passed away quietly in his sleep April 5, 2017, at Hickory Creek New Castle. Born February 14, 1937, he is proceeded in death by his parents, Hollis and Miriam Williams (Yankuner).
Bill was a lifelong resident of Henry County and raised purebred Yorkshire Breeding Stock swine as well as retired from Eli Lilly. He attended Purdue University and is a member of the Purdue Livestock Hall of Fame Honorees.
Bill enjoyed his grandchildren and livestock shows of all kinds and 4-H.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice (Miller); daughter, Kathy (Sam) Sparks of Shirley; two grandsons, Charles (Tabitha) Sparks and Russell Sparks of Shirley; two great-grandsons, Nate and Nick Sparks. Also a son, Patrick Williams.
Visitation will be held from Noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson, followed by services at 2 p.m. with Dan D’Angelo officiating and burial following at McCray cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Henry County 4-H Association in memory of Bill Williams, 1201 Race St, Suite 303, New Castle, IN 47362.