NORTHERN BROWN COUNTY
John Allen Williams, age 78, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home in northern Brown County.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1939, in Indianapolis, to the late Warren Hargus and Loretta (Holley) Williams. John attended Helmsburg High School in Brown County and soon after started his 45-year career as a tile Setter and marble mason. He retired in 2001 from Santarossa Mosaic Tile in Indianapolis.
He was a Gold Member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local 4 in Indianapolis.John was a member of the Trafalgar United Methodist Church and a former member of the Mount Olive Methodist Church in Peoga.
He enjoyed the outdoors by mushroom hunting and working in his yard. John was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed working on automobiles and collecting tractors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Jo Ann (Curry) Williams, whom he married on Jan. 10, 1958 in Greenwood. He is also survived by children, Tammie J. (Dan) Freeman of Franklin, Malinda S. Lasley of Trafalgar, Sonia L. (Jeff) Ross of Nineveh and Lisa A. (Tony) Bell of Richwoods, Missouri; siblings, Pauline Dalton of Elkhart, Leta Williams of Franklin and David (Money) Williams of Illinois; grandchildren, Kyle Oliver, Greg Lasley, Lacey Prosser, Heather Williams, Tyler Ross and Samantha Woods; great-grandchildren, Barrett, Bristal, Kennedi, Oliver, Cooper and Calli. John was preceded in death by a son, Rocky Allen Williams; son-in-law, Barry K. Lasley; grandson, Austin Carr; and siblings, Mary June Ramey, Jimmy Williams, Lola Faye Young and Earl Chester Williams.
The Rev. Ben Greenbaum will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Trafalgar United Methodist Church, 375 Pleasant St., in Trafalgar. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Burial will be at Nineveh Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of John to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the Williams family at www.meredith-clark.com.