William B. McCormick

December 31, 2022

William B. McCormick, 86, of rural Michigantown, Ind., died December 31, 2022 at Indiana University Health Arnett, Lafayette, Ind., with his wife by his side.  He was born March 22, 1936 in Columbus, OH to the late Joseph Don & Grace (Glassmeyer) McCormick.  He married Cheryl A. “Sheri” (Ness) Fox on November 10, 1979 in Russiaville, Ind. and she survives.

Bill was a 1954 graduate of the University High School at The Ohio State University, he then went on to attend The Ohio State University.  A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, he served from 1958-1964.  Bill was a Television News Anchor & Documentary Producer, working for TV13 in Indianapolis, Channel 7 in Evansville and TV18 in Lafayette. In his early television days in Ohio, he was known as the Singing Cowboy.  He then went on to own The McCormick Company, Inc., and Walnut Ridge Media.  Bill had a strong and deep faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which guided him in his everyday life.   He was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, where he was a deacon, member of Frankfort Rotary, and a board member of Paul Phillippe Resource Center.  Bill was a videographer for Frankfort Community Events. He loved horse trail riding with his wife Sheri, and especially loved his family and grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Friday, January 6, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton, Frankfort. Memorial services will begin at 12 Noon at the church. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Sheri McCormick of rural Michigantown, 2 Sons: William Brian McCormick of Springfield, TN and Kevin David McCormick of Louisville, KY, Sheri’s children: Melissa (Jim) Carroll of Kalamazoo, MI, Todd (Missy) Fox of Michigantown and SooAnn (Matt) Boehm of Lafayette, 8 Grandchildren, Meghan Ross, Clay & Lauren Carroll, Kelly, Sam & Alex Fox and Kacia & Hollyn Boehm.

Preceded by:

His brother, James D. McCormick.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “William B. McCormick”

  1. Cheryl Miller January 1, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    We will always cherish your friendship. In Christ’s love,

    Jerry and Cheryl Miller

  2. Judy Swedenborg Ploch January 1, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Judy Swedenborg Ploch

  3. Rich Holmes January 1, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Sheri. My deepest condolences to you and the family. May Bill rest in peace. Bless you.

  4. Patty Butler January 2, 2023 at 4:33 am

    Sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you for your loss. May your memories of times with Bill bring you much comfort in the days, weeks, and months to come. May God wrap all of you in His hands and bring you Peace and Comfort. Take care.

  5. Dave Smith January 2, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s transition, our most sincere condolences to you and the Family, The Dave Smith Family

  6. Rita January 2, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Rita, Pat, Blair and Sharon Schultz

  7. Beth Adams January 2, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Deepest sympathy to all family members. Will never forget his humor, love of God and family. What a special man he was.

  8. Lynette Hardesty January 2, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    What a special man. Loved his smiling face, when he was in skits at church and read scripture. We were blessed by him. Prayers for God’s peace & love to surround you all. Lynette & Jeff

  9. Kathy Glover January 2, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Oh Sheri, my heart is heavy for you. I will miss “Deacon Bill” as I think of him. Loved deaconing alongside him. I can hear his deep speaking voice and see his smile. So love you both.

  10. Doug and Kathy Montgomery January 3, 2023 at 5:48 am

    Bill was a good and faithful servant. I will miss my Marine Brother and our friend.

  11. Jo Ellen Ogle January 3, 2023 at 11:28 am

    I certainly will miss him – even though I haven’t seen him in a long time, he is still with me. Much love to you, Sheri.

  12. Mike & Patty DeVore January 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Sheri…we are so sorry. Our prays are surrounding you.

  13. Jerry and Linda Ness January 4, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Sheri and family. I’ll never forget Bill telling me (a little tongue in cheek) that his “claim to fame” was that he taught Dave Letterman how best appear before the television camera. Yes, the story was true! As I recall, “Bill was a Television News Anchor & Documentary Producer, working for TV13 in Indianapolis, Channel 7 in Evansville and TV18 in Lafayette. In his early television days in Ohio, he was known as the Singing Cowboy.” Dave Letterman was a new hire at the TV station and Letterman’s position was that of weatherman. Bill had to assist Letterman on how to best appear before the television camera’s. Thus the beginning of Letterman’s television career. Prayer’s for you and your family. RIP Bill

  14. Karl Smathers January 4, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Melissa, Jim and family. So very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Wishing you prayers and support.

  15. Matt & Amy Crawford January 4, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Condolences to you Sheri and to the family. Bill will be missed at church so much.

  16. Laura Rosss January 4, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    I’m so sorry that Meghan lost her Grandpa and you lost your husband, Sheri. He was an awesome man in so many ways. I remember the first time I met him was at a get together at your house for your employees around 1984. Bill played the guitar and sang songs around the fire. He was always so kind and loving. I am so sorry for your loss, Sheri.

  17. Lindsey Redpath January 4, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  18. Mark and Charlayne Putvin January 5, 2023 at 9:30 am

    Melissa, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Sending prayers.

  19. Katie Caldwell January 5, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Deepest condolences.

  20. Barry January 5, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing your and Bills life with the Delks. You both had an enthusiasm and joy for life. I appreciated making several excellent videos with Bill. Always done with great conversation and humor. I am sorry I cannot attend tomorrow due to health issues. We love you. God bless you with peace and comfort. Barry and Kim

  21. Ryan Whiting January 6, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Melissa, your family and your dad are in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  22. Jo Robinson January 9, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Melissa, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are sorry for your loss.

  23. Kory Wagonmaker January 10, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Melissa and family,
    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  24. Todd S. Korabik January 10, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    Melissa and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. My family will keep yours in our prayers.

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