Born 04-28-1922 -- Died 04-17-2005
Hugh Rondall "Bill" Champlin, 82, of Cave City, died April 17, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 28, 1922, at Lily, Ky., he was the son of Hugh and Lena Mae Bullins Champlin.
He retired as a foreman from Thompson Pipe and Steel, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Old Country Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Susie V. Harris Champlin; three sons -- Harold R. Champlin of Cave City, Bobby K. Champlin of Phoenix, Ariz., and Donald I. Champlin, of Denver, Colo.; two daughters -- Virginia M. Bower of Cave City, and Phyllis F. Tuttle of Cleveland, Texas; 16 grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers -- William Clyde Champlin, and Leo Breckenridge Champlin.
The funeral service was April 21 at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel at Cave City with the Rev. Allen Brown officiating. Burial followed in Cave City Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were his grandsons -- Fred Bower Jr., John Bower, Michael Bower, Stephen Tuttle, Rondall Tuttle and Jeff Champlin.
Honorary pallbearer was his great-grandson, Aaron Bower.