Paul Warren “Bill” Williams, Sr., 94, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at his home.
He was born April 19, 1924 in Fristoe, son of Arnold and Lorene (Smith) Williams. On February 13, 1942 in Sedalia, he married Anna Bell (Howard), who survives of the home.
Bill served honorably in the United States Army during WWII as a demolition specialist, serving tours in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. Bill worked for the railroad for 10 years and then 30 years for the Missouri Public Service from which he retired. Bill enjoyed fishing, camping, going to the casino, traveling, and playing games and cards. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, loving father and doting grandfather.
In addition to his wife of 76 years, he is survived by three children, Paul W. Williams, Jr. (Janet), of La Monte, Ronald Williams (Tina), of Waxahachie, TX, and Sharron Rustman (Michael), of Rockledge, FL; five grandchildren, Stephen, Scott, Gerry, Aimee and Kris; twelve great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell; and three sisters, Hazel, Doris Jean and Mary Jane.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 24, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Jeff Page officiating.
Casket bearers will be grandsons: Stephen Williams, Kris Rustman, Scott Williams; and great-grandsons: Shane Williams, Blake Williams and Gage Williams.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 23, at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society.