John K. Will, 62, of Sullivan, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on July 26, 1950, in Joliet, Ill., the son of John H. Will and Wanda Ivey. John Kevin Will was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972 at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. John worked for 39 years at Ampacet Corp. in Terre Haute. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, sports, and carpentry.
Survivors include his wife, Paula Purcell Will; father, John H. (Delores) Will of Sullivan; mother, Wanda Branaman of Centralia, Ill.; father-in-law, Paul Purcell of Sullivan; son, Bill (Crystal) Will of Sullivan; two stepsons, Brett Ridgway of Crawfordsville, and Curtis (Melissa) Ridgway of Carlisle; daughter, Heidi (Jeff) Kelm of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; brother, Dale (Nancy) Will of Ohio; sister, Kay Pinkston of Indianapolis; four stepbrothers, Mike Dunivan, Joe Dunivan, Walt Dunivan, and Kenny Dunivan; one stepsister, Gayle Shipley; and seven grandchildren, Alyssa, Courtney, Dallas, Dalton, Kate, Paul and Owen. John lso is a survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at Banks and Brust Funeral Home, in Sullivan, with the Rev. David Cox officiating with military rites by the Sullivan, Shelburn and Hymera Legion Posts and Sullivan County VFW Post. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, until the service.