William Givens, 75

William Givens, 75, Wabash, died at 6:25 a.m. on Oct. 8 at Millers Merry Manor in Marion. He was born to the late Robert Givens and Irene Ashford in Miami County on June 16, 1938.

He was a graduate from Clay Township High School and Purdue University of Kokomo in 1991. He retired from General Motors of Kokomo. He served his country as a United States Marine from 1956-1959. He was a past member of American Legion Post 15 of Wabash; he was a member of Wabash Eagles Lodge and served as past Chaplin of American Legion Riders.

He is survived by a son, Joe Givens (Sarah), Okla. and daughter, Kim Wallace (Randy Titus), Wabash; brothers, Don Givens (Kathy), Okla. and Paul Givens (Lou), Kokomo; half brother, Jim Givens (Norma), Ill.; sisters-in-laws Kathy Gamble, Calif., Charlotte Givens, Akron, and Hilda Givens, Va.; granddaughter, Samantha Givens, Okla. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Larry and John, and a sister, Margaret Biggs.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4—7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Military Honors given at 6 p.m.

Cremation with follow. Preferred memorials are to American Legion Riders Post 15, 188 W. Market Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Oct 09