Sam Elder Williams

December 9, 1960 - April 11, 2022
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Sam Elder Williams age 61, of Lima was called home to God, Monday, April 11, 2022 at his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1960 in Lima, Ohio to the late Hazard and Larcenie (Bowlen) Williams.
Sam loved his family, he was a loving father, Papaw, brother and uncle. He loved family gatherings, riding horses and being outside. He had a very loving heart and soul and always had a smile on his face. He never met a stranger, he loved everyone. For all of us that were so very close to him we will have a huge piece missing in our hearts. He will be so deeply loved and missed.
Survivors include children: Hazard (McAla Holdren) Williams of St. Mary’s, Shashonna Williams of Wapak, Sharonna Williams of Lima and Chaz (Tracy) Williams of Wapak; 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and siblings: Dennis, Fredrick, David (Donna), and Jim Williams, Pat Fockler and Vivian (Jerry) Branscum; several nieces and nephews and fur babies Zila and Benson.
He was preceded in death by brothers: Kenny Armstrong, Gary, Larry and Tim Williams.
The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
Online condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com and memorial contributions may be given to the family.

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Date: Monday, April 18, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: December 9, 1960
Died: April 11, 2022

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Otis n Jessie Pearson posted on 4/18/22

May the God we love,and serve strengthen your family thru these rough times.And may all your memories of Sam warm your hearts forever.God bless you all.


Pica posted on 4/17/22

So sorry for your loss my heart breaks for you kids... Your dad was an amazing man!! Sam you will be missed by so many!! We all loved you so much.... You always knew how to make me laugh and had great advice...


Chaz Williams and family posted on 4/16/22

I love you dad


Ashley Williams posted on 4/15/22

Im Ashley Williams. I'm Jim's daughter. So I am one of the many nieces to uncle Sam. He was always happy, working, and taught me lessons about life I'll never forget! Until we meet again, love you uncle Sam!


Paula Owens posted on 4/14/22

I am sorry for the suffering Sam went through. I am so sorry for the suffering you, his family and friends has and will continue to go through as your lives absorb the pain of Sam not being with you. I’m glad he did have your love. And, he surely loved you. 🥀 love, sissy Paula, cousin.


Jamie Cox posted on 4/13/22

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.