William K. Wight

William K. Wight, age 76, formerly of Syracuse, Ind., died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Brookville, Ind., a victim of COVID-19. Bill was born May 4, 1943 in Lansing, the son of the late William G. and Bessie (Hammond) Wight Morgan; and a brother to the late Roberta Gustafson and to Evelyn (Pete) Janos, Port Charlotte, Fla. He and the late Gayle Louise Rowe were married in 1963 and are survived by two daughters; Lisa Peterson, North Webster, Ind. and Penny (Robert) Combs, Haines City, Fla. His loving grandchildren are Patrick Burchett, Lukas, Jack and Tyler Peterson, and great-grandchildren, Ailah and James Burchett.
On April 10, 2010, Bill and Jan (Montag) Day of Brookville, Ind., were wed and lived happily in Charlotte and Brookville. Bill was warmly embraced by his step-children, Robin, Oldenburg, Ind.; Stefanie, Columbus, Ohio; Christopher (Lessie), Middletown, Ohio and William (Kim), Cincinnati; as well as grandchildren, Seth and Jada Lewis, Garrett, Kira, and Ryan Day, Rose Brock, Drake Doane and Kyle Day. He is greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and many many loving friends.
Bill loved the Lord and sought to serve him all his life, through his religious teaching, his volunteer mission work and generous service to churches where ever he lived. He had recently fulfilled his youthful dreams of being a pastor and preaching the Gospel, serving as Associate Pastor of Creekside Church, Brookville, until his death. Bill enjoyed a long career as director of state, county and city parks in Missouri, Indiana and Michigan. He also managed an Olympic Canoe and Kayak Team, officiated high-school and college football and basketball games and presented motivational lectures at many state-wide and national professional conferences.
A graveside service will be held at Syracuse Cemetery, 969 North Mill Street, Syracuse, Ind. on Tuesday, June 16th at 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Creekside Church, 11001 Bossert Road, Brookville, Ind., when we are able to gather once more.
Memorials may be directed to New Mercies Community Services, PO Box 375, Brookville IN 47012.