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Larry Keith Williams

December 25, 1937 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 80)


Larry Keith Williams, 80, of Quincy,  passed away at 4:03pm Thursday (July 19, 2018) in Good Samaritan Home.

Larry was born on December 25, 1937 in Fairmount Township, Pike County, Illinois, to Ross Eugene and Lois Florine Waters Williams.  Due to the death of his mother when he was 2 years old, he was raised by his paternal grandparents, Russell and Alice (Bonnifield) Williams.

He married Virginia Jane Rose Williams on January 17, 1959 in Peoria, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on April 11, 2018. 

After working at Motorola, Larry and Virginia started Williams Shooters* Supply in their basement in 1971.  Larry enjoyed being involved with running the business, or at least giving advice, until the last day of his life.  In his free time Larry enjoyed reading, shooting, hunting, fishing and watching any kind of auto racing.  He also enjoyed traveling across the country camping with his wife in their RV.

Larry was a member of Herman Lodge #39, Quincy Consistory, and Ansar Temple.  He was also a long time member of the Belgian Hitch.

Larry is survived by a daughter Amy Hopkins (Paul) of Canton, MO; a son Kent Williams of Quincy, IL; two grandchildren, Kathryn Williams of Bangor, ME, and Daniel Williams of Quincy, IL; Former daughters-in-law, Pamela Wiewel of Quincy, and Leanne Knorr of Fowler; a brother Joe Williams (Barbara) of Quincy, a sister Nina Mae (John)  Seibel of Clayton, IL; 2 brothers-in-law, James Rose of Stockton, CA, and Charles Rose of Paloma, IL; he is also survived by many nieces, and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Virginia, grandparents, 2 sisters in law, Betty Rose and Helen Rose; and 1 nephew Stanley Rose.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 25th, at 10:00 A.M. at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson funeral Home with Pastor Carol Stufflebeam officiating. Herman Lodge, #39 will conduct Masonic services Tuesday at 7:00. Burial will be in Paloma Cemetery. 

 Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Wednesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.  

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association.


Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.


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