William A. Nesbitt, M.D., 71, of Connersville peacefully went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family and friends on Nov. 2, 2018, at Reid Health, Richmond.
Born on Feb. 19, 1947, in Marion, Indiana and raised in Gas City, Indiana, the youngest of five children of Howell Darius and Mary Virginia Butler Nesbitt, William was a graduate of Marion High School.
On August 21, 1976, he was married in Versailles, Indiana to Cynthia Dawn Sierp. She assisted her husband’s family medicine practice, working in the office for over 35 years.
A veteran of the United States Air Force, William served during the Vietnam War and was stationed in both Vietnam and Libya in North Africa. While serving in North Africa, he started his undergraduate studies with the University of Maryland.
William earned two bachelor’s degrees in American history and pre-medicine from Ball State University. He attained his Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis and served his residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Pensacola, Florida.
Dr. Nesbitt began practicing family medicine in 1979, serving area communities for 39 years at both Fayette Regional Health System and Reid Health. He served as Chief of Medical Staff for eight years at Fayette Memorial Hospital, co-established the Whitewater Valley Medical Center in Connersville, and served for a number of years as the Union County Health Medical Director.
He briefly retired in 2006, but soon returned to full-time practice, establishing Fayette Family Medical Practice.
William attended the First Baptist Church of Cambridge City.
Besides his wife of 42 years, Cynthia, survivors include two children, Amanda Nesbitt-Zachary, of North Webster, Indiana and Alston (Renee) Nesbitt, of Connersville; five grandchildren, Johnny, Genevieve, Joey, Kaytlin and Liam; two brothers, John Peter (Martha) Nesbitt, of Gainesville, Georgia and Thomas Butler (Marigene) Nesbitt, of Astor, Florida; two sisters, Molly Nesbitt-Parke, of Warsaw, Indiana and Nancy (Ed) Nesbitt-Cole, of Marion, Indiana; nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Nov. 9 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville, and visitation and funeral were Nov. 10 at Calvary Baptist Church, Connersville, officiated by Pastor John Reynolds.
Military honors at the church were provided by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and Fayette County Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Calvary Baptist Church and online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.