Bill Williams, 84, of Newberry went into the presence of his Lord Thursday morning May 20, 2021.
Bill was born December 16, 1936 in Hulbert, Michigan, son of James and Evelyn Williams. The family moved to McMillan when he was two, and he lived there until after high school. He then moved to Newberry where he remained the rest of his life. He graduated from Newberry High School in 1955. Following his graduation, Bill worked at various jobs and, on February 4, 1959, he enlisted in the United States Army serving until his honorable discharge on March 28, 1962 attaining the rank of Sergeant. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Newberry and was employed at Rahilly Motors as Parts Manager for 39 years until his retirement.
Bill was an avid golfer in the summers and spent the winters working on jigsaw puzzles. He loved watching sports, especially the local school activities. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church serving as trustee for many years.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Marvin.
Survivors include his loving wife, the former Shirley Dixon, who he married on September 24, 1971, in McMillan; children Dennis (Kate) Dixon of Bozeman, MT, Vicki (Cal) Olson of Grand Rapids, MI, Stephanie (Brad) Bouchard of Manistique, MI; grandchildren Aaron Lyke, Kassandra (Aaron) Van Egmond, Dillon Dixon, Kara (Rob Masick) Lyke, Adrianna (Codey) Hittle, Mykaella Bouchard; two great-grandchildren Aaliyah Masick and Dewey Hittle; siblings Carley (Betsy) Williams of McMillan, MI, Viola (Fred) Dill of Marysville, MI, Dennis (Kathy) Williams of McMillan, MI, Arthur (Lois) Williams of Dundee, MI, Jim (Sue) Williams of Kinross, MI, Susy (Mitch) Edge of Soperton, GA, Paul (Bev) Williams of McMillan, MI, Nita Patterson of Lake Alfred, FL, Chuck (Linda) Williams of Farmington Hills, MI; sisters-in-law Kate Williams of Bruce, WI, and Kaye (Loren) Davis of Bruce, WI; half sisters Patti Bucierka of Hartford, WI, Evelyn (Tom) Carlson of Crossville, TN, Penny (Paul) Delgado of Medical Lake, WA, Shirley Tymasz of McMillan, MI, and Midge Harlow of Manistique, MI, along with many dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Northstar Baptist Church in McMillan with Pastors Paul Williams and Jon Michaels officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Newberry, 116 E McMillan Ave, Newberry MI 49868 in his memory.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Published by The Sault News from May 22 to May 25, 2021.