CANNELBURG — William “Bill” C. Williams, 85, passed away at 11:48 p.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Born May 15, 1927, in Cannelburg, he was the son of John and Kathleen (Grider) Williams. A 1945 graduate of Montgomery High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and a life member of the Jasper V.F.W. Post. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Velma Bernadette “Bernie” (Bullock) Williams, whom he married June 18, 1949; children, Kathy (Danny) Bowling of Vincennes, Debra Shields of Washington, Alan (Linda) Williams of Indianapolis, Sally (Tony) Showalter of Washington, Theresa (Tim) Showalter of Montgomery, and Stuart (Kris) Williams of Danville; one brother, John “Jack” Williams of Springfield, Ill.; one stepsister, Judy Ann (Day) Wright of Memphis, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Mary Ann Williams; stepmother, Edith (Day) Williams; and son-in-law, Roger Shields. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church in Cannelburg, with Revs. James Koressel and Joseph Erbacher as con-celebrants. Burial will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery, with military graveside rites by the Washington American Legion and V.F.W. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are being made through Ed Lee Mortuary. Condolences may be sent online at www.edleemortuary.com.
May 15, 1927 - Sept. 14, 2012
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