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Raymond W. Williams
Raymond W. Williams, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 26, 2018 at his home. The son of Delbert and Marie (Morrison) Williams, he was born May 2, 1931 in Pomeroy, Ohio. On June 26, 1956 he married Carmaleta McBride and to this union two boys and two girls were born. On May 29, 1977 he married Marjorie Keller Anders and was with her until her passing on March 31, 2000.
Ray is survived by his sister Rachael, his brother David and his sister Clara, all of Ohio, son Stephen and wife Connie, son David and companion Amber, daughter Dana and companion Chad, daughter Angela and companion Jamie, stepdaughter Mickey Simmons, stepson Jim Simmons and wife Deb, stepdaughters Janet Kerby, Jana Simmons, Joy Morehead and Jody Hanen, grandchildren Jamie Simmons, Samantha Simmons, David Williams Jr., Brandon Williams, Billie Cole Williams, Christopher Williams-Dickson, Matthew Martin, Kennedy Tipton, Ryan Wilper, Dylan Wilper, Rhett Wilper, Dustin Elliot, Reggie Martin; step grandchildren, Chira Conger, Allie Conger, Allen Mathes, Marcie Mathes Nichols, Casey Mathes, Nikki Eddy, Nathan Morehead, Curtis Robbin, Shayla Sanders, Brooke Carter, and Chris Hanen. He has several great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Delbert, sister Marjorie, sister Evelyn and sister Helen, step grandchildren, Shana Johnson and Randy Hanen.
Ray (Bud) lived in Pomeroy, Ohio as a youth and graduated high school there. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War, aboard the USS Nantahala AO-60, as a Machinist Mate. After the Navy he moved to Rayland, Ohio and was employed at Ohio Ferro Alloy. In 1972 he moved to Unionville, Missouri and was employed by Missouri Mining until retirement.
Ray enjoyed many hobbies, including refurbishing antique tractors, woodworking where he would build models of heavy equipment that he had operated. He loved traveling and driving his pickup truck.
Ray wished to be cremated. Military Honors will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan, Missouri, Thursday, November 1, 2018. A memorial gathering will follow until 8:00 P.M.