John A. Williams, age 73, of Lima died Monday April 11, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 15, 1937 in Rush Township Pennsylvania to Charles H. and Bertha F. Croyle Williams, both parents are deceased. He married Charlotte Ellen Bach May 24, 1982 and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Williams worked for Ford Motor Company, the Army Tank Plant, Superior Coach and 30 years at the Local Union 1020 retiring in 2002. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 26 years. John was an avid swimmer, weightlifter and pet owner (Boomer and Max) they owned him!
He attended Penn State University; he was a Korean War Veteran and a proud member of the Naval Seabees for 6 years. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
Additional survivors include a daughter Lori Williams Sellers of Lima, Step-Son Tom (Therese) Metzger of Lima, Step-Daughter Lisa (Robert) Anderson of Ada, 12 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren.
A family gathering will be held 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville Ohio for the immediate family and friends from AA.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 959 West North Street Lima, Ohio 45805-2457