Bill G Erwin, Sr., 88, Nevada, MO passed away on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 at Nevada Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Bill was born April 10, 1932 in Carthage, MO to Thomas L. and Melba P. (Harned) Erwin.
Bill grew up in Jasper County and graduated from Carthage High School Class of 1951. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He retuned to Missouri and worked for Nabisco his entire career, retiring in 1988. He was a longtime member of the VFW, and Elks Lodge in Nevada, and was a proud member of the Republican National Committee. Bill enjoyed his time spent with the Maxwell Locker Gang, was a member of the MO-Kan Squares, and was a past member of the Nevada Men’s Bowling League. In addition, he built several houses.
Bill is survived by his wife Jo of the home; eight children, Bill Erwin (Janet), Nevada, Jim Erwin (Vickie), Richards, MO, Saundra Wehmeyer (Gary), Nevada, Rick Erwin (Ronda), Nevada, Russ Erwin (Marian), Nevada, Sue Renwick (Patrick), Nevada, Sally Phipps (John), Olathe, KS, Sherry Shaw, Nevada, MO; one step-son, Paul Hood (Vanessa), Kansas City, MO; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Bob Erwin (Barbara), Nevada; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Buddy Erwin, George Erwin, Charles Erwin, and one sister, Betty Erwin.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Faskens Cemetery, Carthage, MO with Larry Malcom officiating. Friends may call from now and until noon on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested in his memory to VFW in Nevada c/o Ferry Funeral Home.
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