Ernest R. Williams 1925 - 2007 Ozawkie
Meriden - Funeral services for Ernest R. Williams, 82, Ozawkie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rock Creek Bible Church north of Meriden. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Oskaloosa. Mr. Williams died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at his home.He was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Fayetteville, Ark., the son of Ernest P. and Viola M. Kilgore Williams. He attended Oskaloosa schools. He lived in Ozawkie since 1973.Mr. Williams was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a paratrooper from 1944 to 1946. He worked as a tire builder for the Goodyear Company in Topeka for many years. Later, he was a retail route salesman for Beatrice Foods Company and retired after 20 years of service.He was a member of Rock Creek Bible Church, Moose Lodge in Topeka and American Legion Post 3225 in Ozawkie.He married Joyce Elaine Kilpatrick on May 31, 1963, in Auburn, Neb. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include four sons, Eugene, Claremore, Fla., Rick, DeLand, Fla., Michael, Alexandria, Va., and Brett, Ozawkie; a daughter, Sherrilynn Kania, Sanford, Fla.; two sisters, Darlene Sullivan, Olney, Ill., and Kathleen "Kathy" Edmonson, Star City, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.The family suggests memorials to Jefferson Hospice or the church, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.