Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


Gene Alan Williams

May 21, 1934June 26, 2020

Gene Alan Williams, age 86, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Dr. Howard Bonnett, in Greensburg, IN, with family members at his bedside. Born May 21, 1934 in Greensburg, IN. Gene was the eldest of four children of the late Fred S. and Naomi (Thurston) Williams. Gene graduated from Greensburg High School in 1952. He worked at Johnson Wholesale Co until entering into a tool and die apprenticeship at Chrysler Automotive in Indianapolis, IN in 1953. During the Korean Conflict, he joined the United States Navy. Following boot camp, he entered into the Navy Aviation Electronics School. In 1954, he was stationed at NAS Glenview, IL and U.S. Naval Air Station in Anacostia, DC. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy on April 10, 1961. After his military obligations, Gene married Betty Davis Eastwood on September 9, 1960. His employment was a mechanical engineer for Federal Mogul, and BCA, first in Greensburg and then in Gallipolis, OH, while living in Point Pleasant, WV. Following retirement, they moved back to Greensburg. Gene belonged to the Masonic Lodge #36 in Greensburg and served as Past Master. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Shriners. He was also a member of The American Legion and The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 927. Gene was an avid golfer and a member of The Greensburg Country Club. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Betty. Survivors include; his brother - Roger T. Williams of Greensburg; his two sisters – Carol (Dr. Howard) Bonnett of Greensburg, IN and Kathleen (Raymond E.) Webster of Mishawaka, IN; his step-son – Roddy (Lorraine) Eastwood of Rushville, IN; Roddy’s three daughters and their families; and his friend Norma Wells. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at 11am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at South Park Cemetery with Ray Sweet of the First Christian Church presiding. Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Navy and the American Legion Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s name to First Christian Church, 425 N. Broadway, Greensburg; The American Legion, Welsh-Crawley-Kramer, 326 E. Main St, Greensburg; or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St, Columbus, IN 47201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.


  • First Christian Church
  • The American Legion
  • Our Hospice of South Central Indiana


  • Passed Away

    Friday, June 26, 2020


Gene Alan Williams

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Phillip Hart

July 4, 2020

Condolences to Howard & Carol Bonnett and family and to all of Gene's family and friends. He became a good friend several years ago and always had a story to tell. He and Jerry Herbert could always get people involved in a good laugh. There was some good advise along the way as well.

Peace to you all!

Vicki Powers

July 2, 2020

I’m sorry for your loss. I’m glad to have met Gene and I wish we had more time to spend getting to know each other.

Edward Dwenger

July 2, 2020

Gene was a great neighbor and bowling friend. I will miss our "mailbox " visits.
Ed and Brenda Dwenger

Tammy Bouce

July 1, 2020

I am going to miss Geno terribly. I loved our late evening chats. I love his laugh, especially when his eyes sparkled.
"Say goodnight, Gene".......

Budd and June Ryle

July 1, 2020

Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family at this very difficult time. God’s Blessings to all of you. Love, hugs and prayers. 🙏