William E. ‘Ed’ Hattabaugh



William E. “Ed” Hattabaugh, 87, of Medora, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Born Nov. 23, 1928, he was a son of Millard and Mildred Wheeler Hattabaugh. On Dec. 27, 1986, he married Sue Cockerham Pferrer. She survives.

Ed grew up in Washington County. He attended Monroe Elementary School and high school in Salem. Once he moved to Jackson County, he never left. He worked for General Motors in Bedford for more than 30 years. While there, he worked as a supervisor. He was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church at Medora.

Other survivors include children, Billy Dale (Cora) Hattabaugh, Donna Rae Hattabaugh, Marcia Carol Anderson, Betty (Tom) Harding and Paula Jo (Tom) Hattabaugh-Harmon; step-children, Robert Joe Pferrer and Donna Jean (Kevin) Loudermilk; sisters, Juanita Pauline Dunn and Barbara Jean Sill; brother, John Wayne (Hazel) Hattabaugh; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and two step-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, two sisters, six brothers, a great-grandchild and a stepson.

The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church at Medora with Hugh Reynolds officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at White River Valley Cemetery at Medora.

Memorials may be made to Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary, Mount Zion United Methodist Church or White River Valley Cemetery

Online condolences may be shared at weesnerfh.com.

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