Ronald E. Williams, age 67, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. Mr Williams was an operator and foreman for Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He retired after more than 30 years of service. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam, and was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in combat. Ron was a member of the American Legion Post 47 in Calhoun, Georgia. He was a self-taught computer guru and fabricator who could fix anything with spare parts.
Ronald E. Williams was born on December 3, 1948, in Pomeroy, Ohio, the son of Marcus D. and Helen V. (Cook) Williams, Sr. He attended Rutland High School. Ron is survived by his fiancé, Phyllis Rathbun; children, Angela Perez, of Defiance, Joshua (Tammy) Williams, of Bryan, Jessica Williams, of Bryan, and Joseph Williams, of Bryan; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Bonehill, of Lebanon, and Jennilee (David) Mohler, of Walbridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Marcus Williams, Jr. and James D. Williams, and sisters, Dorothy Williams and Georgene Carroll.
Visitation for Ronald E. Williams will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 1:00-4:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation, at 4:00 P.M. Military rites will be provided by the Bryan VFW Post 2489 and the U.S. Army.
Memorial contributions are requested to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.