Our husband, dad and grandpa, Dan L. Williams, went home to be with his Heavenly Father at 9:30 p.m. Monday evening, May 19, 2014, with family and friends singing praise and worship songs to him and the final reading of Psalms 23 and Matthew 28. Love you, see you some day in Heaven.
Dan was born in Logan County on July 1, 1941, to the late William McKinley and Esta Louise Detwiler Williams.
On Aug. 7, 1959, he married the former Dorothy “Bea” Helzer in Harper and she survives in West Liberty, along with their children, Tammy (Don) Moore of West Liberty and their children, Caleb (Sarah) Moore, Kelsi (Levi) Murphy and Isaac Moore and their three grandchildren; Joe (Sandy) Williams of Bellefontaine and their children, Lisa Williams and Kyle (Barbie) Williams and their four grandchildren; and Steve Williams of Marble, N.C., and his daughter, Haleigh Williams; a sister, Esther Stokes of West Mansfield; a brother, Jerry (Kay) Williams of Oviedo, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Averil Williams of Indianapolis.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Williams; his brothers, Donny, Paul “Sock” and Bobby Gene Williams; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Stokes.
A self-employed floor mechanic, Dan previously worked for Notestine Floor Covering and Fissels.
He was a member of Grace Chapel Church, served as elder and deacon, and taught Sunday School. He also had men’s Bible study in his home.
A member of the Zoning Board for Liberty Township he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and flowers. His most precious joy was his grandchildren.
Pastor Josh Gelatt officiates a service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Chapel Church, West Liberty, where calling is one hour prior.
Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365; and to David Dernlan Missions, c/o Grace Chapel Church, 500 Linden Ave., West Liberty, OH 43357.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.