PIQUA - Eddie Joe Williams, 65, of Piqua, passed from this life at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Koester Pavilion, Troy, from complications of cryptococcal meningitis. He was born in 1948 in Ironton, to the late Leslie and Christina (Preston) Williams. He married Judy Cantrell on June 8, 1970, in Flatwoods, Ky.; she survives.
Mr. Williams is also survived by a son, Bryan Williams of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Jenny Williams of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Leon (Peggy) Williams of Flatwoods, Ky, and Mickey (Diane) Williams of Flatwoods, Ky.
Eddie grew up in Flatwoods, Ky., and graduated from Russell High School. He attended Eastern Kentucky University where he studied industrial arts Eeucation. After graduation, Eddie and Judy married and relocated to Piqua in 1972, to work in the Piqua City School District. He taught industrial arts and O.W.E. at Piqua High School for 30 years. After retirement, Eddie worked for Wenco Construction and Polysource.
Eddie enjoyed many things in life, particularly sports. He coached baseball and football, and has been an avid and spectacular golfer for most of his life. Eddie's heart was his greatest asset. The memory of his compassion, humor, and kindness will remain in the hearts of the many who loved him dearly.
A funeral service to honor his life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Center, P.O. Box 224, Piqua, OH 45356; or the
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