Wendell Williams, age 82, died Sunday at Southern Ohio Medical Center after a battle with cancer.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-20
Wendell is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Thelma and survived by his daughter, Carol Windsor and stepson, Roger Rayburn and his faithful dog, Charlie. He also leaves behind two grandchildren: Christopher Carr and Cassandra Zahller, two step-grandchildren: Craig and Ryan Rayburn, two step great-grandchildren, Wendell is also preceded in death by his brothers: Clifford and Willard Williams and sisters: Cloma Donnis and Naomi Belden. He is survived by sisters: Irma Donnis, Lois Winebrenner, Mary Sue Zempter, and brother, Jim Williams.
Wendell retired from the US Corp of Engineers He served in the United States Army from February 1950- January 1956 and served during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart for his activities in combat. His loyalty and selflessness went beyond his service in the war. Wendell continued to serve his family, friends, and neighbors until his final breath. A special thank you to neighbors: the Brescia's and the Fannin's for the endless love, support, and friendship. Wendell will be remembered for his continual light, laughter, and generosity.
Visitation will be held this Wednesday at 11 a.m. and services at noon at the Harrison-Pyle Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, Ohio. Perry Prosch will be officiating and American Legion James Dickey Post 23 will be offering graveside services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
and the Wounded Worrier Project.