Vernon Lee Williams, 69, of Vallonia died at 12:20 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Our Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus. He had been ill for six weeks.
Born Jan. 24, 1948, in Seymour, he was the son of Charles M. Williams Sr. and Gertrude Tompkins Williams, both of whom preceded him in death. He lived all of his life in Jackson County.
He was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Vallonia. He loved his church and was there every time the doors were opened, and he enjoyed mowing the grounds.
Over the years, he worked at Russell Stover, Vallonia Tree Nursery, for Rex Hauer and helped local farmers in Vallonia. He was an active member of the community and helped refurbish the fort in Vallonia. He was described as a very humble, caring, loving, sweet-spirited man, who would help anyone he could and always had a smile on his face. He loved to donate what he could to charities and was always in constant prayer for those he loved the most, especially his son, Clay, and good friend, Pam.
Survivors include his son, Clay Williams (Samantha Deckard) of Seymour; a granddaughter, Layah Marie Williams; brothers, Verle (Ramona) Williams and David (Becky) Williams, both of Brownstown; sisters, Virgie (Kenny) Moore of Vallonia, Jenny (Ivan) Vittitoe of Seymour, Shirley (Ivan) Wessel of Brownstown, Patsy (Curt) Barker of Spraytown and Judy (Mike) Evans of Las Vegas, Nevada; numerous nieces and nephews; and best friend, Pam Williams.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil Williams and Charles Williams.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Vallonia with Ivan Vittitoe officiating. Burial will be at Vallonia Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Vallonia.
Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia handled the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at johnsonfh.net.