|John P. Williams|
|June 30, 1917 - June 11, 2011|
|Reed Springs, Missouri|
|Graveside Service: Private , at Andalusia Cemetery|
|John P. Williams, 93, of Reeds Spring, MO, died Saturday June 11, 2011, at the home of his son, John A. Williams, in Andalusia, IL.|
Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, IL.
Mr. Williams was born June 30, 1917 in Warsaw, IL, a son of Preston Williams and Iona Fryer Williams. He formerly lived in Moline, IL and worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 30 years, retiring in 1970. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Philippine Islands.
In 1970 he moved to Lake Elsinore, CA and in 1976 moved to Reed Springs, MO. He married Pauline Hembree on September 6, 1976 in Las Vegas, NV.
Mr. Williams is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Mary Carol Williams; granddaughters, Laura Davis (Rod), Renee Williams, and Kathryn Stahr; great-grandchidren, Noah and Jerod Davis, Alexzandria Williams, Aiden and Aryanna Stahr.
He is also survived by his stepchildren, Don Hembree (Sharon) and family; Barbara Hembree and family; and special friends, Dave and Barb Pino.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline, his parents, sisters, Helen, Gwen, brother, Kenneth, stepson, Eugene, and step-grandson, Steven.
We give our condolences on the passing of
your father and grandfather.
-- Richard and Judith Franing
To John's Family, I wanted to express my sympathy and share just a couple thoughts. I knew your father and Pauline through bowling at the Hillbilly Bowl which he loved. He was always happy and encouraging but a tough competitor! We shared many laughs as he always had a joke. Always a gentleman. Many good memories of his life well-lived. Sincerely, Barbara
-- Barbara Beaumont