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Bill Routt

May 29, 1919 — December 20, 2007

Mr. William U. "Bill" Routt, age 88, of Fountain City, passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, at Rose Gate Village in Richmond.

Born May 29, 1919 in Piqua, Ohio, he was the son of Anna Lou Routt, who preceded him in death. In his early adult years he traveled as a personal valet for national entertainers. He later went to work at ALCOA, from where he retired. Bill was always active in sports as a player or coach. He was inducted into the Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame in Piqua, Ohio. He coached many baseball and softball teams over the years, encouraging every player to play to the best of their abilities. He was an avid bowler in league play and enjoyed a good game of golf as well as fishing when time permitted. Bill was a former member of the Fountain City Town Board and was a member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church.

Bill is survived by a step-son, Ron Lewis and his wife, Cassandra; a sister, Martha Brown, of Sydney, Ohio; brother, Sherman Robinson, of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Kay Lewis and June Lewis, both of Fountain City; three grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Christine Lewis Routt; and sister, Mary Jane McCall.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor David Anderson at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 28, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 28, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Fountain City Recreation Association, PO Box 326, Fountain City, IN, 47341, or the Northeastern High School Athletic Department, 7295 North US Hwy. 27, Fountain City, IN 47341.

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