William Williams III

Obituary of William Williams III

William J. Williams III, 75, of Springfield passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born July 7, 1942 in Springfield the son of William J. II and Mary Louise Rafferty Williams. He married Ruth Ann Lawrence on April 15, 1981 and she survives.

            He is also survived by his children, Iraina Clark, Deborah Dukett , Patrick Williams and William J. Williams IV all of Springfield, Dale Overton of Alkin, SC and David Overton of Rock Hills, SC; several grandchildren; and several great grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Williams and Kenneth Stetyick and several nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Williams served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had been employed at Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville as a cook for several years. He enjoyed fishing and leathercraft.

            A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville with burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. The family will meet friends from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.