William “Bill” Edgar Christy

December 29, 2021

William “Bill” Edgar Christy, 75, of Thorntown, Ind., died December 29, 2021 at Franciscan Health East, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born June 20, 1946 in Vallejo, CA to Edgar & Clemma (Clemons) Christy.

Bill was a 1965 graduate of Thorntown High School and was a lifelong Boone County resident. A veteran, he served in the Air Force.   He was owner/operator of a semi-truck for a time and then worked for Batts Trucking in Lebanon and was a driver for Frito Lay. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Church and was also a member of the Clinton County Tractor Club.  He loved working on lawn mowers, mowing lawns, fixing any engine, and was a collector of different cars, Bill loved practical jokes and didn’t know a stranger.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Paw Pals of Clinton County, P.O. ox 124, Frankfort, IN 46041 or 21st Century Greater Works Ministry, 8994 N. US 52, Colfax, IN 46035.

Survived by:

Daughter: Ann (Bruce) Kelley of Lafayette, Sister: Betty Susong of Frankfort, 2 Nephews: Chad Susong of MA and Brad Susong of Lafayette, a Niece: Traci Susong Janzen of Frankfort. 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren as well as his dog, Sarah and many cats also survive.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “William “Bill” Edgar Christy”

  1. Zach Dilly December 30, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    The family of Albert Christy send their condolences to the family of Bill Christy. He will be missed by many. The family of Ed Christy is in our prayers.

  2. Lora Shook December 31, 2021 at 11:29 am

    So sorry to hear this. Bill spent a lot of time with my husband, Dick Shook (who passed). They enjoyed talking engines and cars.
    Bill was a kind man. Prayers for your family.

  3. Lora & Bill Layton December 31, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

  4. James L Ferguson December 31, 2021 at 10:19 pm


  5. Keith Hickrod January 1, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Bill was a great friend who I knew for many years. I always enjoyed carrying on a conversation with him and he always impressed me with his extreme intelligence. I could think of any subject and he would know something about it. We also enjoyed going to a buffet and in his words try to put them out of business LOL. He helped me farm and one year we had a wet spring. I had a full time job and could not get the corn planted. I was at the Indy 500 trying to watch the race and he kept calling me saying I should be there planting corn instead of watching a stupid race. After the race I rushed to the field and he was standing there with a big grin and had everything planted. He tried to act tough but was really a good guy who was always willing to help you. I will miss you Billy Bob.

  6. Pat Batchelor January 2, 2022 at 11:39 am

    My name is Pat. I’m Bill’s neighbor that lives down the street from him that rents the Smith farm. If there’s anything I can do…. you always give my dog biscuits. If Sarah needs a place to stay she can stay with us.

  7. Leah Parks January 3, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Rest easy, Grandpa. We love you.

  8. Carol Graves January 5, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Thoughts and prayers for all of Bill’s family. Bill and my husband were classmates and ran around
    together. Although we haven’t been in touch with Bill, he was thought of many times. He will be
    Larry & Jeanie Graves
    Thorntown Class of 1965

  9. Bernie Connell January 9, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Bill; truly a wonderful person that I will fondly miss. Bill mowed my lawn religiously for the past four years. He never once called in sick, a true worker no matter the oppressive Indiana summer humidity. Bill, you will always in my thoughts and prayers, I thank you for your servitude and stead-fast friendship. May god and his many centurions pursue watch over you.

    Rest well my friend,
    Bernie Connell LT. COL US Army Retired

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