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William "Bill" Lee Springer
October 24, 1955 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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William “Bill” Lee Springer, 68, of Sullivan, Indiana passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, at The Waters of Sullivan.
He was born on October 24, 1955, in Sullivan, Indiana the son of Gene Edward Springer and Rosemarie Robinson Springer Brown. Bill graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation. Bill was a member of the VFW Post #2459, American Legion Post #139, Sullivan I.O.O.F. #147, and served many years as Republican County Chairman for Sullivan County. He served as electoral college delegate alternate for President George W. Bush and delegate for Donald J. Trump. He attended the Republican national convention in 2016 as well as the inauguration of Donald J. Trump the following January. Among other awards he was most proud of his acknowledgment by Mike Pence as a Sagamore of the Wabash, Indiana’s highest recognition for distinguished Hoosiers, and most recently in August of this year was awarded Honorary Secretary of State by Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales.
Bill is preceded in death by his father and two brothers: Gene “Chickie” Springer and Dean Springer.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Rita Stahl Springer, two sons; Will (Jessica) Springer of Sullivan and Gene Springer of Sullivan, Indiana, mother, Rosemarie Brown of Sullivan, Indiana and two sisters; Gretchen (Hal) Pitts of Sullivan, Indiana and Deborah (Roman) Springer Eble of Winnsboro, Texas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2023, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, Indiana with Rev. David Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan, Indiana. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Brust Funeral Home.
Bill spent his adult life ensuring children never went without. He was dedicated to service in the form of the annual I.O.O.F. Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade, and other various events. In lieu of flowers the family request that you donate to a local children’s charity of your choice or if you do not have one identified the Youth Enhancement and Training Initiative (YETI) was one Bill was proud to support. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.