Williams, 94, of Centerville, Ind. and formerly of New Paris, Ohio passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at Arbor Trace in Richmond.
He was born in KnoxCountyNov. 5, 1914 to James and Edith Bishop Williams. He resided in
the Centerville area most of his life.
James was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a
life member and past commander of VFW Post 1108 and the American Legion Post
315 in Richmond. He was also a life member of the American Legion Post 360
in New Paris, Ohio and a life member of the Druids Lodge. He was a retired
employee of International Harvester and the RichmondStateHospital.
Survivors include his daughter, Joyce Breeding of Centerville; brother, Paul Williams of Illinois; four sisters, Elizabeth Kinsey and Jean Kinsey of Phoenix, Ariz., JoAnn Bush of Jasper, Pauline
Hughes of Patoka; four grandchildren, Marcella Ross, Robert J. Meyer, Angie
Wadsworth, Byron “Hank” Wadsworth; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Estelle
Williams in 1983, daughter, Linda Wadsworth; three sisters, Lydia Bryant, Leona
Hasse, Charlotte Ford; and two brothers, Lester and
Funeral services will be at Sunday Aug. 23, 2009 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with
the Rev. Greg Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the OakHillCemetery in Patoka. V.F.W. Post 1147 will conduct military graveside
Visitation will be from until service time on Sunday.