Pastors John Gamblin and Joel Boyce officiated at the services. Burial followed in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Mr. Williams died on Monday, May 7, 2007, at 10:15 p.m., at his home.
Mr. Williams was born on February 19, 1923, in Cadiz. He was the son of the late Maynard and Kitty Dorothy Mize Williams.
Mr. Williams was a U.S. Navy Veteran; was retired from Granite City Steel in 1981, after 31 years of service as a steelworker and pitman; and was of the Baptist Faith, being a member of the former Boyd Hill Baptist Church in Trigg County.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Eulala Sumner, Maxine Ford, and two in infancy, Geneva and Norma Jean.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret A. Thomas Williams; five daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley A. and Jim Haas of Trenton, Kathy J. and Joel Boyce of Willamina, Ore., Rita S. and James Hearn, Karen L. and Steve Trask, and Linda J. and Glen Winter, all of Granite City; and a son and daughter-in-law, Gary W. and Judy Williams of Cadiz; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Glenda J. and Jerry Pepper of Cadiz; two uncles, Edgar and Viola Mize of Granite City, Robert “Chapel” Bridges of Granite City; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and dear friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice of Belleville, American Cancer Society, or to the American Lung Association, and may be accepted at the funeral home.