He was born on July 26, 1924, in Brazil, to Joseph Frank Killion and Tressie Maxine Ogle Killion.
He was a graduate of Brazil High School class of 1941, and attended Bowling Green College.
Mr. Killion served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He was one of the youngest P51 Pilots on Iwo Jima, flying eleven missions over Japan.
Bill was a member of Big Walnut Baptist Church, American Legion Post No. 58, and retired from Killion Building & Supply after 40 years.
He is survived by his wife Betty Lawson Killion, six children Nancy McCullough and husband Jack, Brazil, Sally Paris and husband Michael, Valley View, Texas, Laura McCullough and husband Dan, Dallas, Texas, Beth Flint and husband Jeff, Greencastle, Tom Killion and wife Carla, Indianapolis, and Rod Killion, Indianapolis, a sister Mary Jo McBeth and husband Bill, Brazil, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two nieces Jackie Demaree and husband David, and Kathy Maughm and husband Tony.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 10 a.m., at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, 4 Percy Julian Drive, Greencastle, with Pastor Mike Goss and Pastor Brent Meyer officiating. Interment with honors will follow at Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 4, 2011, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorials in Bill's name may be made to Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center Endowment Fund, c/o Putnam County Community Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.