William Adolph Gummer


William Adolph Gummer

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 20 Apr 1980 (aged 58)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana, USA
Plot Block 9
Memorial ID 28847771 View Source

His obituary from the April 23, 1980 Brownsburg Guide:

Services for William A. Gummer, 58, Indianapolis, were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, with Rev Dillon Laffin officiating at Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. He died in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Sunday morning, April 20, after heart surgery. A Memphis Tennessee native, he resided 25 years east of Bridgeport. He attended Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. An Air Traffic Controller for 32 years, he retired in 1974 after working most of those years at Indianapolis International Airport [actually Weir Cook Municipal Airport as it was named from 1944 to 1976 which is also during when Mr. Gummer was employed there]. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He was a volunteer probation officer for Marion County. He was affiliated with American Legion Wayne Post 64, and the Moose Lodge, Travers, Florida. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; six sons, William Gummer, Plainfield, Donald and Jack Gummer, New York City, Richard and Mark Gummer, Indianapolis, and Steve Gummer, Pensacola, Florida; six grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Gene McKinney, Plainfield. His son, Donald, is married to actress Meryl Streep, who recently won an academy award for best supporting actress for her performance in the movie, "Kramer vs. Kramer."

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: William A Gummer Jr
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Tennessee
State: Tennessee
Enlistment Date: September 29, 1941
Enlistment State: South Carolina
Enlistment City: Fort Jackson Columbia
Branch: Air Corps
Branch Code: Air Corps
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: National Guard in Federal Service, within 3 months of Discharge
Education: 1 year of college
Civil Occupation: Actor, Director, Motion Picture or Entertainer
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 144


Veteran W. W. II

Gravesite Details

1980-Apr-24 Republican, p 8. The Republican lists his wife's maiden name as Jacobson.

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