William Thomas “Bill” Hormell

June 29, 1928 – Feb. 2, 2022

William Thomas “Bill” Hormell, 93, passed away Feb. 2, 2022, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born June 29, 1928, in Washington, Pennsylvania, the son of Ellis Jacob and Edith Elizabeth (Scott) Hormell.

Mr. Hormell served in the US Navy on a ship in the Persian Gulf during the Korean War. He was then employed at Brockway Glass for a short time before joining Western Electric in Indianapolis as a tool and die maker. Later he transferred to Inland-Fisher Guide in Anderson as a tool and die maker, retiring in 1994.

Affectionately known by family and friends as “Willie T.”, enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He especially enjoyed camping and spending time around the campfires with friends and family. He also loved his family and was especially proud of his children and grandchildren for all their accomplishments.

He was a longtime member of the Ford Street United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for several years. He also served as Scoutmaster for several years. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge where he recently received a 50 year Past Masters award. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, member and past president of the Lapel Lions Club, and a member of the Lapel American Legion Post 212.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Linda Lou (Fisher) Hormell whom he married on Sept. 14, 1957; three sons, James Edward (Penny) Hormell of Lapel, Michael Wayne (Denise) Hormell of Anderson and David William Hormell of Lapel. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tommy Hormell, Joey (Bree Cole) Hormell, Lindsey Hormell, Simmaney (Taylor Holloman) Wilkins, Katie (Brandon) Hutchison, Sara (Ryan Hepfler) Day, Jamie (Colin Loughman) Day and Marissa (Palmer Pickett) Graham, along with several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou (Bill) Cecil; and parents-in-law, Vernon and Katherine Fisher.

Visitation is scheduled at 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home, 1010 N. Main Street, Lapel, Indiana 46051.

Services are scheduled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at Hersberger-Bozell Funeral Home. Masonic Rites will be conducted by Fellowship Masonic Lodge #681 F&AM at 5:30 p.m.

Burial with military rites conducted by Lapel American Legion Post 212 will be held at a later date at Brookside Cemetery in Lapel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ford Street United Methodist Church.

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