Robert W. Shetler, 71, of Greencastle and formerly of Indianapolis passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2006.
He was born on Jan. 17, 1935, in Rosiclare, Illinois, to Floyd E. and Margaret Bell Zimmers Shetler. He was a graduate of Rosiclare High School Class of 1953, a member of Emmanuel Christian Church in Limedale, Woodmen of the World and Local 60 in Indianapolis where he retired as a trim carpenter.
His parents and a brother, Earl Shetler preceded him in death.
He married Opal N. Nicoson Sharp on Aug. 4, 1984.
Surviving are his wife, Opal, of Greencastle; two sons, Robert W. Shetler, Jr. and wife, Rose of Indianapolis, Christopher H. Shetler and wife, Barbara of McCordsille; one daughter, Julie Shetler of Indianapolis; a sister Wilma Smith of Indianapolis; two stepsons, Gerald W. "Bud" Sharp and wife, Carolyne of Greencastle and Roger L. Sharp and wife, Ursula of Greencastle; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, 602 E. Washington St., Greencastle. Rev. Greg Hammond and Rev. Gary Clark will officiate.
Interment will follow at Boone Hutcheson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.