John R. Williams Sr.

January 3, 1924 - September 17, 2017
John R. Williams Sr.

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John Raymond “Red” Williams, age 93, of Wellsville, Ohio died at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017 with his family by his side.
John was born on January 3, 1924 in Rhinards Mills, Monroe County, Ohio. He was the eldest son of the late Richard and Nora (Moore) Williams and lived most of his life in this area. He was raised in the Rural District and graduated from the Graysville High School. Upon graduation John was employed at the Crucible Steel Mill until he was inducted into the Army Air Corp on March 11, 1943 and served until May 22, 1946. He honorbly served overseas and was awarded various ribbons and medals. John returned to this area and went back to work at Crucible Steel until retiring in 1982 after 41 years. He supplemented his income doing home construction through the years.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Marie (Slonaker) Williams and a grandson, T.J. Kinsey.
He is survived by five daughters; Sue (Paul) Rentz of Youngstown, Oh., Deborah Lane, of Youngstown, Oh. Peggy Horoszko,of Lisbon,Ohio, Melodea (Bama) Murphy of Wellsville, Ohio and Molly Williams of East Liverpool, Ohio Two Sons; Timothy ( (Theresa) Williams of East Liverpool, Ohio and John R. Williams Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio and a grandson, Cody Williams, who lived with him for several years.
He will also be sadly missed by seven additional grandchildren; Scott Rentz, Babetta Lane, Keith Rentz, Jaime Horoszko, Danielle Harris, Candi Williams, and Kristen Williams, five great grandchildren, a sister, Kate Venham of Marietta,Ohio and his faithful companion, his golden retriever, Hank.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday. September 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ted Barnes of the Madison Trinity Church officiating, Burial will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery where the Tri-Sate Burial Group will offer full military honors.
Friends may call and visit with family on Thursday at the Calcutta funeral home from 4 to 6 PM and one hour prior to services on Friday.
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Friday, September 22, 2017
1:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920


Friday, September 22, 2017

Lisbon Cemetery - Directions

Lisbon, Ohio 44432


Thursday, September 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • September 20, 2017
    Lanny Venham says:
    Sorry to hear about Uncle Raymond's passing. I would like to come to the visitation or funeral, however I am scheduled to work those days, and I don't think I will be able to take those days off. I really appreciated his visits to my Mother's house the last few years.

  • September 21, 2017
    Carolyn and Douglas Christopher says:
    Uncle Ray was always so full of Life and truly enjoyed taking care of everyone. I remember his visits and his sports car that he was never too old to drive. He will be missed by all that loved him.

  • September 22, 2017
    Bill and Judy McKinley says:
    He was a good man to us, the neighborhood kids, very kind and helpful to his neighbors. He was loved by all