D. Gene McWilliams

Died: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 16, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: University Heights United Methodist Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 17, 2018
Location: University Heights United Methodist Church

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Delbert (Gene) E. McWilliams
March 24, 1941 – November 11, 2018

Gene McWilliams of Indianapolis was called home on November 11, 2018 after a peaceful passing. He is preceded in death by his parents, D.C. and Margaret McWilliams and brothers, Bob and Steve. Gene graduated from Ben Davis H.S. in 1959 and received a full scholarship to Georgetown College for Track and Field, where he excelled and still holds records in multiple events. He was inducted into The Georgetown Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.Gene took many roles in life, beginning as a lifeguard for numerous years for the Indiana State Parks and the Westlake Beach Club. An avid historian, he enjoyed teaching and coaching for the Northwest Hendricks County school district, and even attended the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.

Through the years, Gene enjoyed personally serving a loyal client base of Gene McWilliams Windows alongside his other endeavors. A former Court Bailiff for several judges and management for the Indianapolis City Government, Gene retired in 2015 as a Sargent from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

Gene was active in local politics, serving as both a Precinct Committeeman and Ward Chairman. He was a spokesperson for Protect the Innocent and a board member and dedicated current member of University Heights United Methodist Church. Gene enjoyed reading, sports, listening to Elvis and was a very skillful cook, never missing an opportunity to share his love of cooking with his friends and family. Gene was happiest around those he loved, and will be remembered for his outrageous humor, his gift for storytelling and playing his harmonicas.

Gene will be deeply missed by his wife of 37 years, Anna, daughter, Cindy Olivier, sons, Kevin (Jami), Darren (Lindsay), Brian (Liz) and Steve, sisters, Judy Stephans and Debbie (Jeff) Wilson, grandchildren, Maddie, Kaitlyn, Brooke and Brian, and his many nieces and nephews.

We express our sincere gratitude to I.U. Health Hospice nurses, Nancy and Jen, for their compassion and support.
Visitation will take place at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Ave., Friday, November 16, 2018 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A celebration of Gene’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 following a brief showing from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at University Heights United Methodist Church, 4002 Otterbein Ave., Indianapolis by Pastor David Neuen. Gene will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Chapel, Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and or the American Cancer Society.

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