The 11 year old son of Patrick Williams of New Philadelphia, and the late Annette Wilson Williams entered his heavenly home to be with God and his mother early Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012, after a fun filled day skiing in Pennsylvania with his father and sister, nine year old Kathleen Williams, also of New Philadselphia. Born at Coshocton, Ohio, on June 22, 2001, he was a sixth grade student at New Philadelphia's Welty Middle School. Conner was a straight "A" student and went to the Region 11 Spellling Bee last year after winning the Spell Off at East Elementary. He'll be remembered as a bright young man who loved to ski, and root for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Conner loved his sister, Kathleen, and she him. They still chose to sleep in the same bed at times as they were best friends. He was also his father's best friend and a remarkable boy who could hold adult conversations since the age of four. He had a deep interest in History and together, the family enjoyed exploring Gettysburg, Pa. Conner was a member of The Presbyterian Church at Coshocton, and had a tremendous faith in God and the Lord, in spite of the rocky road that was placed before him.
In addition to his father and sister, Conner is survived by his paternal grandparents, James C. and Joanne R. Williams of New Albany, Ohio; and his maternal grandfather, Lawrence Wilson of Hopedale, Ohio. He will be deeply missed by his aunts and uncles: Teri Williams Natoli of Zelienople, Pa., Vonda Wilson-Barnhart of Carrollton, and Suzanne and Jim McConnell of Richmond, Ohio; his cousins Joey, Jenny and Jackie Natoli, Grace and Toby Barnhart, Vickie, Jon, Vance, Bobby, Mary and Mac McConnell, complete the family. Conner was preceded in death by his mother, Annette; and his maternal grandmother, Beverly Wilson.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, Jan. 2nd., from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Conners neighbor, Pastor Jeff Bartell and the Pastor who baptized Conner, the Rev. Jonathan T. Carlisle, will co-officiate Conner's funeral service Thursday morning, Jan. 3rd. at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church at New Philadelphia. Cemation will follow the service through the care of Geib's Tuscarawas Valley Crematory, and the family will gather privately for an inurnment ceremony where Conner will be laid to rest with his mother in Greenwood Cemetery in Hopedale. Those unable to attend are invited to share memories and condolences with his family by visiting the funeral homes website. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Philadelphia Quaker Foundation, P.O. Box 627, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
Published in The Times Reporter from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2013