Harry Williams, 82
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Harry B. Williams, 82, of West Lafayette, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus. Born August 1, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN, Harry was the son of the late Burns P. and Mildred L. (Phillips) Williams. He graduated from Jefferson Township High School in Mexico, IN, and went on to serve two years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict being honorably discharged in 1953. His marriage was on January 28, 1951 in Peru, IN, to Pauline Rife and she survives. Harry worked as a Clerk for the former Wabash Railroad for 11 years and at the same time receiving his Bachelor's degree from Purdue University in 1959, Cum Laude. Harry then worked on the management team for R.R. Donnelley and Sons for over 30 years, retiring in 1989. As a result of Harry's career, he and his wife have lived in Crawfordsville, IN, Willard, OH, Dwight, IL, Olympia Fields, IL, Harrisonburg, VA, and Hendersonville, TN and for the past 12 years, in the Greater Lafayette area. Harry was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a former member of the Lafayette Rotary Club. The times he spent with his wife, Pauline, were the most important times in his life, especially traveling together throughout the Northwestern part of the United States. Harry enjoyed fishing, reading, golfing, and spending time with friends and family.
In addition to his wife Pauline, Harry is survived by their five children: Mitchell Williams and his wife Donna of Plano, TX, David Williams and his wife Elizabeth of Morris, IL, Beth Wolfford and her husband David "Skip" of Culpeper, VA, Alec Williams and his wife Jeanne of Wooster, OH, and Kerry Williams and his wife Tami of Findlay, OH, and 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Harry is also survived by a sister, Myra McKenna and her husband Jack of Tucson, AZ, and a sister-in-law, Donna Williams of North Manchester, IN. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Williams.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Saturday with the service at 4 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Johnson, Pastor Bonnie Shoaf, and Pastor Lore Gibson officiating. Memorial contributions in Harry's name may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, the
, or the American Red Cross. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2012