Lonnie R. Williams Sr.

Lonnie R. Williams Sr., 76, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 4:30 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Williams graduated from high school and served as a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps for two tours during the Vietnam War. He retired from Dana Corporation in Andrews in 2007 after many years of service. He was also actively involved in his local union, serving as president for several years.

He was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Johnson City, TN, the son of Samuel and Evelyn Hamilton Williams. He married Mary Ebert on Aug. 18, 1973, in North Webster; she preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 2016.

Survivors include three sons, Lonnie (Melissa) Williams Jr., of Fort Wayne; Bill Whisenhunt, of Huntington; and Scott (Christina) Whisenhunt, of Romulus, MI; two daughters, Lana Cannon, of Auburndale, FL, and Sarah Pugh of Huntington; two sisters, Dorothy Scott, of Huntington, and Zella Melisio, of Iron Mountain, MI; 10 grandchildren, Mariah Richardson, Lonnie Justin Williams, Mallory Williams, Ethan Williams, Kyle Cannon, Jordyn Cannon, Evan Whisenhunt, Reese Whisenhunt, Paris Pugh and Mason Helvie; and two great-granddaughters.

Calling is Saturday, July 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will immediately follow at the mortuary, with Jeremiah Stoffel officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  

Memorials are to Parkview Home Health and Hospice, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750.
The online guest book may be signed at www.baileylove.com.