Obituary: Hugh Franklin Gresham

July 30, 1930 – June 6, 2019

Hugh Franklin Gresham, 88,  of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 30, 1930, in Lawrenceport, he was the son of David Earl and Myrtle Elizabeth (Smith) Gresham.  He married Georgia M. Neal August 9, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 9, 1999, after 51 years of marriage.

Hugh retired from Mitchell Transport, Inc. in 1986.  He was a Polled Hereford farmer, school bus driver, and a woodworker.  Hugh was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.

Survivors include his daughters, Brenda  (Mark) McCammon of Mitchell, Carolyn (Jack) Zeeks of Mitchell and Jody (Ted) Powell of Bloomington; grandchildren, Michelle (Steve) Tincher, Lori (Troy) Hess, David (Courtney) Zeeks, Tracy Zeeks, Natalie (John) Tritle, and Nicole (Aaron) White great-grandchildren, Ashton Melvin, Alyssa Duncan. Holly Hess, Hilary Hess, Cayden Zeeks, Olyvia Zeeks, Maizey Zeeks, Tucker Tritle, Ava White, and Cooper White; great-great-grandchildren, Kharson Kern and Kambreyah Baker special caregiver, Ashton Melvin.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Ralph Gresham, Blanche Hays, and Donald Gresham, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers:  Ashton Melvin, Troy Hess, Steve Tincher, Aaron White, John Tritle, David Zeeks, Tracy Zeeks.

Memorial Gifts can be made in Hugh’s memory to Marion Township Rural Fire Department or White River Humane Society.

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