HOWARD — Tracy Edward Williams, 86, passed away Sept. 8, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born in Clear Creek, W.Va., to Kenner I. Williams and Luella (Workman) Stewart on Aug. 23, 1924. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946, the Navy from 1947-1952, and in the Air Force from 1955-1958. He was also in the Naval Air Reserves for 12 years. He retired from White Westinghouse as a job setter in 1983 after 32 years. He was a member of The Shepherd’s House Church of the Nazarene in Howard, and was a member of the former Utica Hillside Church of the Nazarene, and the VFW Post 3441 in Columbus. He was married 62 years to Alice J. (Ailshire) Williams. He was a bowler at Amos Lanes until the 1980s, and golfed in the “Old Timers League” at Tomahawk Golf Course.
Tracy was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael Jon Williams; beloved aunt, Mardria Earnhart; brother, Frank E. Williams; sisters, June Kennard and Juanita Young; and a daughter-in-law, Billie.
He is survived by his wife, Alice of Howard; children, Walter M. Williams of Mount Vernon, Carl Edward (Robin) Williams of Columbus and Mary Alice (Greg) Williams of Howard; daughter-in-law, Laurie Nevius Williams; half brothers and sister, Billy Steward, Myron Joe Williams and Janet Lay; grandchildren, Allison (Joe) Fife, Alice L. Watson, Tracie M. (Jeremy) Rowland, Brittany (Justin) Lloyd, Tim and Michelle Williams, Brandie (Matt) Painter and Bart Theobald; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also, special nephew and niece, Larry and Carolyn Wight.
The family would like to give special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at Knox Community Hospital, and social worker Connie.
A graveside service, with military rites, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Broad Street in Columbus. The Rev. Dr. Gary Sivewright will officiate. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home, 403 High St., Danville.
Memorial donations can be made to The Shepherd’s House, P.O. Box 127, Howard, OH 43028. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.