Charles William ‘Bill’ Carey


Charles William “Bill” Carey, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.

Born April 27, 1934, in Indianapolis to the late Edwin F. and Dortha Carey, he grew up on the family farm, where he promoted the Carey Ranch Rodeo for 25 years.

A 1956 graduate of Purdue University, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Bill was a livestock dealer and real estate broker.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth (Williams) Carey; two daughters, Ann Marie Carey and Elizabeth Carey Franke; grandchildren, Stephanie Franke and Stephen Franke; nieces, Deborah Hunt, Sandy Carey Carter; and in-laws, Rose Marie Perkins, N. Frank Williams, Thomas G. Williams, Helen Straubinger, John R. Williams and James M. Williams.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Barbara Carey Hunt and Richard Carey.

Celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friedens United Church of Christ, 8300 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis. He will be laid to rest privately at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.

Arrangements have been entrusted to G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch.

Memorial contributions may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.

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