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David Brent "Cheese" McWilliams, 70, passed away after a short-term battle with lung cancer on November 9, 2013, at his home in Orlando, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Kay (Cox); daughters, Kimberly McWilliams of Florida and Kelly Kay Sipes (son-in-law Andy Sipes) of Heltonville, IN; and sons, Kevin Brent McWilliams (daughter-in-law Shelly Sowders McWilliams) of Noblesville, IN, and Kip David McWilliams (daughter-in-law Melissa Fadley McWilliams) of Ft. Wayne, IN. He was the grandfather of three wonderful children, Curtiss Lee Malicoat Jr., Jamie Kay Sipes, and Jesse Brent Sipes, along with his first great-grandchild, Lexie Kay, to arrive this month.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Iva T. King (stepfather James King) and Everett David McWilliams (stepmother Thelma McWilliams), and also a sister, Betty Lou Warner.
Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, he was a graduate of Columbus North High School in 1961. He was an auto parts businessman working at "Robertson Auto Parts" in Columbus, then moving to Bloomington in 1965, owning his own business at "Big Red Auto Parts" and later working at "Big A Auto Parts." He moved to Florida in 1995 where he held the position of security guard at Walt Disney World in Orlando, retiring in 2005.
A memorial service will be held, following his cremation, on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN 47404. A visitation will be held preceding the service from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made in David's name to Cornerstone Hospice, 8009 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803, phone number 1-800-679-6088.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com.
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