William Williams

William Williams

1933 - 2017

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Obituary of William Williams

William L. Williams, 84, of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his home. He was born June 18, 1933 the son of Glenn Frank and Opal Flowers Williams. He married Phyllis Jean Butcher on June 18, 1967 in Jacksonville and she preceded him in death on July 6, 1984.

            He is survived by one daughter, Jackie Branscum of New Hope, TN; two grandchildren, Donald Lee Craig and Jennifer Lujean Jones; 4 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Jaden, Owen and Ebrin and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jacob Kyle Jones; one brother, Glenn B. “G.B.” Williams, and one sister, Dorothy Ann Graves.

            Mr. Williams had been employed as a supervisor at Mobil Chemical in Jacksonville for many years. He was inducted into the Jacksonville High School Hall of Fame and had played for the Baltimore Orioles. He enjoyed sports cars, tennis and baseball.

            A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Williamson Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Children’s Miracle Network. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com. 

Monday
14
August
Visitation
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
(217) 243-1010
Monday
14
August
Memorial Service
2:00 pm
Monday, August 14, 2017
Williamson Funeral Home
1405 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
(217) 243-1010