William Edward Leathers, 84, resident of Honey Creek, passed away Dec. 27, 2016, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie.
He was born in Chesterfield, June 3, 1932, the son of Marion and Addie McCalister Leathers.
He was a United States Army veteran and had been employed at Anaconda Wire and Cable and the Chrysler Electrical plant.
He was also self-employed in well work, roto-rooter, electrical and plumbing.
He was an active member of the Honey Creek United Methodist Church and had lived in Honey Creek for 49 years.
He was a member of the Daleville Lodge F & AM and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
He loved people doing things for them.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eldora (Ackenback) of Honey Creek; a daughter, Tami (Randy) Stigall; two grandsons, Shane (Amanda) Stigall and Jeremy Stigall; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Decklan; one brother, Robert (Pauline) Leathers; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Don Leathers; and four sisters, Doris Hennis, Ada Moore, Ella McDaniels and Betty Everett.
Graveside rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Cemetery.
There will be no public visitation.
Memorials may be made to the Honey Creek United Methodist Church.
Online guestbook is at www.ballardandsons.com.
Published on  December 30, 2016