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William J. "Will" Burroughs

William J. "Will" Burroughs
  • February 8, 1970 - January 22, 2014
  • Battle Ground, Indiana

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“joann and family, my heart goes out to all of you in the loss of william. it has been over 35 years since my brother died and i still miss him...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Sally A Mullen Weber - fort myers, FL

“January 25, 2014Dear Dorothy, Greg, David, Joanna, Sue and familiesPlease accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beloved son, brother and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Norman & Cay Long - Battleground, IN

“Rest in peace buddy! you are missed by all whos lives you touched(ebexu ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Corwin - monticello

“He enriched our lives and we will miss him! ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Gregory Qualkinbush - IN

“Dear David and Family of Will, Sorry to hear the loss of Will. I recall his sense of humor and just the joy of being alive and around people. ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nathan Day - Fishers, IN

“Will was always had a love for life. He will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace dear friend ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Angela (Rogers) Lucus - Lafayette, IN

“You are all in my thoughts. Love you. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Colleen Jaskal - Lafayette, IN

“JoAnna and family, so sorry for your families loss. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: jane Bryant-Mays - Lafayette, IN

“You will be greatly missed! You always made me laugh. Rest in peace Will. Gone but never forgotten! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Wriston - Lafayette, IN


William J. "Will" Burroughs, 43, a life long resident of Battle Ground, passed away at 9:16 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born February 8, 1970 in Lafayette, he was the beloved son of Dorothy (Banta) Burroughs of Battle Ground and the late Clayton W. "Tate" Burroughs, III. He was a 1988 graduate of Harrison High School.
Will worked construction for various contractors in the Lafayette area, building various large buildings in North Central Indiana. He was a member of International Laborers Union #274 for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating on the Tippecanoe River.
Surviving with his mother are his two brothers, Gregory (Carol) Claxton of Lafayette and David (Cyndi) Burroughs of Brookston; his two sisters, Joanna (Mark) Claxton Fanning of Hermosa, SD and Sue Mack of Memphis, TN; 10 nieces and nephews, Brett Claxton, Heather Fischer, Andrew Claxton, Matt Claxton, Tina Orns, Paul Fanning, Kevin Fanning, Ron Weinberg, Jarrett Burroughs and Emmy Burroughs; six great nieces and nephews; and his special companion, his yellow lab, "Shellie".
Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Will's uncle Bill J. Cercle officiating. Burial to follow at Pretty Prairie Cemetery in Battle Ground. Memorial contributions may be made to the Almost Home Humane Society. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com