Patrick C. Williams, age 66, of rural Wauseon, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 12, 2014, at the Fulton County Health Center. Pat served in the U.S. Air Force for 36 years, starting at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton and then the 180th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard in Toledo. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.
Pat was born in Dayton on October 20, 1947, the son of H.B. “Red” and Dorothy (Beaver) Williams. On January 6, 1979 he married Ann F. Saler. She preceded him in death in 2011. He was a member of the Wauseon VFW Post 7424, Wauseon American Legion Post 265, and the Napoleon AMVETS Post 1313. He was also a member of the NRA, and the loyal Order of the Moose in both Napoleon and Defiance. Pat was a patriot who deeply loved our country. He was a dedicated father and loved his family very much. An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed everything outdoors. He loved telling stories, particularly of camping and fishing with his dad, and also stories about his military and travel experiences. His stories always included a lesson to be learned.
Surviving are three daughters, Heather J. Lewis of Columbus, Rebecca A. (Shawn) Pettit of Napoleon, and Meagan L. Williams of Cincinnati. Also surviving is his mother, Dorothy Williams of Wauseon, six grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Tyler, Alex, Andrew, and Kyle, three great-grandchildren, Kaden, Mckaya, and Kyla, and special friend, Sherry Meiring of Delta. He was preceded in death by his father, “Red”, and one sister, Donna Reynolds.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. Friday with Pastor Dave Lutz officiating. Luncheon will follow at 1:00 pm Friday at the Wauseon VFW. Interment services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the Wauseon Union Cemetery, with Military Rites being performed by Wright-Patterson AFB. The family would especially like to thank the Archbold Fire & Rescue Department, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, and the physicians and nurses at Fulton County Health Center. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.