Alan George Biddle, 81, Plainfield, formerly of Mooresville, passed January 15, 2022. Mr. Biddle was born April 21, 1940, in Lancaster, Ohio, to the late Homer Glenn and Alberta Eilzabeth (Veidt) Biddle. He married Sharon Kay (Lyons) on July 14, 1962, and she survives.
Alan graduated from high school in Jackson, Ohio and earned a degree from Otterbein College in 1963. He spent thirty one years working in industrial engineering support of Eli Lilly & Company’s pharmaceutical, agricultural, cosmetic, and medical device businesses. His last eleven years with the company were spent as an internal consultant focusing primarily on the medical devices and diagnostic division’s nine companies. Alan was a member of Lilly’s start-up teams for Lilly’s regional distribution centers. Over the years, his efforts focused on manufacturing strategy, total quality, plant expansions in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico. After retiring in 1993, he formed his own consulting business, Value Improvement Consultants and became a principal in a consulting firm, Cambrian Associates, Inc.
Alan was a member of Plainfield Christian Church. He and Sharon enjoyed lots of traveling during retirement years. Alan’s favorite hobby involved his family – he was a loving husband, caring father, and adoring grandfather.
Alan was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Ashcraft.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sharon; children, Richard (Lynne) Biddle, Robert Biddle, and Alanna (Drew) Crafton; grandchildren, Justin Biddle, Michael Biddle, Sarah Gooden, Katie Biddle, and Joshua Biddle; great grandchildren, Jonah, Levi, Benjamin, Samuel, Myla, and Emmy.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 22, 2022, 1 to 3 p.m., at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be in White Lick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plainfield Christian Church. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.