William A. Showalter

  • Born: October 1, 1930
  • Died: August 20, 2016
  • Location: Greenwood, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Chapel of the Chimes

1234 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Tel. (317) 632-9431

Tribute & Message From The Family

William "Bill" A. Showalter, known as "Doc" to his friends, 85, of Greenwood, passed away on August 20, 2016. He was born on October 1, 1930 in Indianapolis. William was a graduate of Warren Central High School in 1948. He attended Butler University in Indianapolis, and Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, Illinois. He was a Staff Sergeant, USAF, 1951-1955. He retired as an Automotive Instructor at Central Nine Career Center from 1978-1991. He also taught as an Automotive Instructor at Edinburgh High School from 1969-1978.
William is survived by his children, John David (Laura) Showalter, Steven Michael (Lori) Showalter, Cynthia Lou Showalter; grandchildren, Andrea (Schulyer) Shaver, Anthony Showalter, Cory White, Katelyn White, Ashley (Ben) Shaffer, Zachary Showalter; and two great grandchildren, Noah and Sophie Shaffer.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 3 at 4:00 pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46142. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the funeral home. Cremation will take place.
Memorial Contributions may be made to www.cancer.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So many wonderful memories come flooding back from 1975. Mr. Showalter was one of my favorite teachers at Edinburgh High School. I had a choir class in the auto shop hallway, and would see him daily. The old saying, you don't always remember what someone said, but rather how they made you feel, rings true for Mr. Showalter. He was a very caring man, genuinely concerned for every student. He never failed to have a smile on his face, or a kind remark that would just make your day. My heartfelt sympathy to your family.

Posted by Carolyn Sadler Dunigan - Edinburgh, IN - Student   September 07, 2016

Your father Bill (Doc) made a huge impact on my life. He was a father figure to me and many others in Edinburgh Auto Shop. He got the most from all of his students and changed many kids who were on the wrong path and turned their lives around - many of which other teachers had given up on. While he was at Edinburgh they won many state and national Trouble Shooting Contests all due to Doc's outstanding teaching abilities. Many students retired from or are currently working at Cummins Engine Company. I have several great memories of Doc. In class one day in 1978, he guaranteed me that we would beat Whiteland in basketball. I said, we haven't beat them in 25 years. He told me he had a bet with his son that we would beat them and we won the game. Although I won't be able to attend today....I will be thinking of Doc and his family...our prayers are with you. I love Doc Showalter - Tommy Johnson ('78 Plymouth Trouble Shooter)

Posted by Tommy Johnson - Edinburgh, IN - Student   September 03, 2016

So many good memories we have shared in past years. Thank God that we all have the ability to recall those wonderful days and years that we spent with Bill and his family. Albi, Allen, Dave and Dan

Posted by Allen Distler - Greenwood, IN - Family Friend   September 01, 2016

So sorry to hear about your loss. Bill was a great man!

Posted by Greg Mcgrew - Bradenton, FL - Friend   August 24, 2016

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