Jeffrey Williams

Obituary of Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Alan Williams, age 58, of Urbana, Il. died early Tuesday morning (March 28, 2017) after a short illness at the home of his mother in Waverly, Il.

He was born March 27, 1959 in Alton, Il. the son of Jack and Alice Henry Williams.

He married Ruth Grimes in St. Joseph. Il. on March 29, 1980 and they were later divorced.

He is survived by his mother, Alice Williams of Waverly, Il.; a daughter and granddaughter, Megan (husband Maj. Brendan Wadsworth) and Claire Wadsworth of Toronto, Ca.; and his sister, Janice Williams (husband Warren Sampson) of North Andover, Ma.

He was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents, Bill and Wilma Williams and Robert and Ethel Henry.

Jeffrey graduated from St. Joseph-Ogden High School and Lincoln Technical Institute with emphasis on diesel and auto mechanics. He had previously been employed at O’Brien Auto Park in Urbana, Il. He loved animals, especially his dog, Nelson. Jeffrey liked to help his neighbors.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (April 8, 2017) at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il. Burial will be in Waverly East Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Champaign County Humane Society 1911 E. 61802 Main Urbana, Il., animal shelter of your choice, or Waverly Rescue Squad c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Wavelry, Il. 62692. Condolences may be sent to the family online at