2013-05-25 / Obituaries

Eugene O. Williams

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Eugene O. Williams, 88, of Newark, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Brad Kittle as celebrant. Burial with full military honors will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown.

Gene passed away May 20, 2013, in Newark following a brief illness. He was born September 7, 1924, in Burlingham, Meigs County, to the late Richard E and Glenella N. (Burleigh) Williams. He was a graduate of Shade High School and served honorably in the US Navy during WWII, seeing active duty in the CincPac fleet. Following his service to his country, he farmed throughout his career, and was still actively farming at the time of his death.

He was a 50 year member of the UCT of Newark, and Hebron American Legion Post #285.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Betty (Hawk) Williams; children, Gary (Linda) Williams of Georgia, Rodney Williams and Annette Williams, both of Jacksontown; grandchildren, Nicole (Mike) Courtney, Chad Williams, Matt Williams, Gina (Craig) Burdick, Ginger (Ben) Howe and Jennifer (Brian) Zimmerman; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Austin, Ty, Ben, Scottie, Caden, Ella, Bethany, Bridget, and Brinley; special cousins, Roger and Jane Williams; brother, George (Marlene) Williams; sisters, Grace Powell, Pauline (Scott) Ervin and Betty Kelley; and many nieces and nephews.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-4 & 6-8 at the funeral home, 285 East Main St. in Kirkersville. An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Hebron Post #285 of the American Legion, PO Box 791, Hebron, Ohio 43025.

Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for the Williams family.

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