Robert Lewis Loughmiller, 81, of Brazil died at 4:12 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.
Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Dick Johnson Township, Clay County, he was the son of Charles Arthur and Edna Brenton Loughmiller and was a 1939 graduate of Brazil High School.
He married Doris Catherine Chamberlain July 5, 1946, in Wannamaker, Ind.
During World War II, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 119th Signal Radio Intelligence Company until November of 1945. During WWII, he served 31 months on Oahu and Canton islands operating radio direction finders to discover Japanese transmitters to coordinate definite fire on enemy positions.
He loved the farm life and was an avid auto racing fan. He was a member of several organizations including American Legion Post 2 for 35 years, BPOE Elks 762 for 25 years, Indiana Farm Bureau, Centennial Masonic Lodge 541 and he was a Life Member of VFW Post 1127.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Arthur, Floyd, John, and Joseph Loughmiller; and three sisters, Ruth Eppert, Mildred Eppert and Bertha Tilley.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Doris Loughmiller; three sons, Wayne Loughmiller and wife Ricki of Brazil, Charles (Lewie) Loughmiller and wife Martha of Brazil and Bill Loughmiller and wife Sue of Brazil; one daughter, Carol Anderson and husband Jim of Brazil; four grandsons, Robert C. Loughmiller of Brazil, Darrin Loughmiller and wife Holly of Center Point, Chris Loughmiller of Brazil, Brian Anderson of Evansville; and three granddaughters, Lora Hofmann and husband Brian of Seelyville, Megan Loughmiller of Brazil, Mandy Ramey and husband Carson of Baltimore, Md.
He is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Jon Russell and wife Sarah of Bloomington and Megan Russell of Brazil; great-grandchildren, Avery Loughmiller, Tyler Loughmiller, Paige Loughmiller all of Brazil and two sisters-in-law, Hazel Loughmiller and Helen Loughmiller both of Brazil.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., today, at Moore Funeral Home. At 6:30 p.m., members of VFW Post 1127 and American Legion Post 2 will conduct a walkthrough. At 7:30 p.m. a Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial with military honors by American Legion Post 2 and VFW Post 1127 will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society -- envelopes will be available at the funeral home.