CLOVER, S.C. - Ronald "Pops" Williams, age 77, of Clover, S.C., and formerly of Lewistown, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Agape Hospice House in Rock Hill, S.C.
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He was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Springfield, Mass., a son of the late Charles and Elsie Williams. His first wife also preceded Ron in death, Isabel Annie (Maxwell) Williams, Sept. 7, 1991; his second wife, Jennifer Sue (Lehew) Harris, Nov. 6, 2012; a brother, Jim Williams, and a sister, Beatrice Bell.
Ron is survived by his wife, Betty (Mills) Williams; a son, Charles L. Williams, of Lewistown, Ohio; a daughter, Rene Williams, of Jackson Center, Ohio; step-children, Opal Williams, of Cherryville, N.C., Mike Coxey and Steve Coxey, both of Clover, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandsons and a neph-ew, Dave Bell.
Ron was a 1954 graduate of Huntsville High School in Huntsville, Ohio, and was a United States Air Force Veteran serving as a radar technician. He was a manufacturing service technician. Ron enjoyed riding motorcycles, dancing, his pet dogs, working on his property, and was a practical joker.
Ron was a member and Past Master of the Belle Center, Ohio Free and Accepted Masonic Lodge, a member of the Valley of Dayton Scottish Rite, Antioch Shrine in Dayton, Ohio, Antioch Shrine Funster Clown Unit and the Royal Order of Jester's Court #10 in Dayton.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Williams' residence in Clover, S.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/donate.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium in Gastonia, N.C., where condolences may be left at www.GreeneFuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 22, 2014