LITTLE VALLEY – Perry L. Williams, 79, of Lower Edgar Road, passed away Saturday (Jan. 5, 2013), at home with his family by his side.
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He was born May 17, 1933, in South Valley, the son of the late Glenn L. Williams and Margaret (Roylien Scobey) Williams.
Williams was a 1953 graduate of Little Valley High School and was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War era from Nov. 20, 1953 - Nov. 15, 1955.
He owned and operated a dairy farm in Little Valley for many years and retired in 1989 from Hopes Architectural Products in Falconer, where he was a welder.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking, as well as spending time with his family. He was a member of the Little Valley Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 8734 and attended the Napoli United Methodist Church.
Williams is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ellen Mae "Peggy" Woodin, whom he married on April 26, 1958; a son, Glenn Williams and wife Anita of Little Valley; four daughters, Lorraine (Chuck) Hyatt of Summerville, S.C., Rosanne (Scott) Fisher of Conway, S.C., Melinda (Tony) Lange of Summerville, S.C. and Roylien (Edwin) Paschen of Frazesburg, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Joshua (Rachel) Hyatt, Sara Hyatt, Britney (Russell) Pope, Christopher (Austin) Lange, Mykal Lange, Chelsie (Shaun) Sargent, Devon Paschen, Nicholas and Alex Williams; two great-grandchildren, Samuel Pope and baby girl Sargent; two sisters, Edith Linder of Alabama and June Pedacchio of Buffalo.
He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Glenn and William Williams; and a sister, Joanne Richards.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 10, 2013), in the Napoli United Methodist Church. Pastor Rene Adams will officiate.
Burial will be in the Little Valley Rural Cemetery in May at a time and date to be announced later. Visitation will not be observed. Arrangements have been entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church St., Randolph, N.Y. 14772.
To leave a condolence, log onto www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be sent to the Little Valley Rescue Squad, Rock City Street, Little Valley, N.Y. 14755.
Published in The Salamanca Press from Jan. 9 to Feb. 8, 2013