Obituary for John Allen Williams

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John Allen Williams

January 12, 1939 - July 20, 2017

John Allen Williams, age 78, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home in northern Brown County.


He was born on January 12, 1939, in Indianapolis, to the late Warren Hargus and Loretta (Holley) Williams. John attended Helmsburg High School in Brown County and soon after started his 45 year career as a Tile Setter and Marble Mason. He retired in 2001 from Santarossa Mosaic Tile in Indianapolis. He was a Gold Member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Local 4 in Indianapolis.


John was a member of the Trafalgar United Methodist Church and a former member of the Mt. Olive Methodist Church in Peoga. He enjoyed the outdoors by mushroom hunting and working in his yard. John was a fan of NASCAR and enjoyed working on automobiles and collecting tractors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Jo Ann (Curry) Williams whom he married on January 10, 1958 in Greenwood. He is also survived by children, Tammie J. (Dan) Freeman of Franklin, Malinda S. Lasley of Trafalgar, Sonia L. (Jeff) Ross of Nineveh and Lisa A. (Tony) Bell of Richwoods, Missouri; siblings, Pauline Dalton of Elkhart, Leta Williams of Franklin and David (Money) Williams of Illinois; grandchildren, Kyle Oliver, Greg Lasley, Lacey Prosser, Heather Williams, Tyler Ross and Samantha Woods; great grandchildren, Barrett, Bristal, Kennedi, Oliver, Cooper and Calli.


John was preceded in death by a son, Rocky Allen Williams; son in law, Barry K. Lasley; grandson, Austin Carr; siblings, Mary June Ramey, Jimmy Williams, Lola Faye Young and Earl Chester Williams.


The Rev. Ben Greenbaum will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Trafalgar United Methodist Church, 375 Pleasant St. in Trafalgar. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Burial will be at Nineveh Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of John to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.      


Condolences may be sent to the Williams family at


Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Trafalgar United Methodist Church


375 Pleasant Street, Trafalgar, IN, 46181

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Born: January 12, 1939
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Herman & Lena posted on 7/22/17

Life is the greatest gift that has given us Death is only a bridge towards eternal life with God. Certainly heaven is rejoicing for another soul has finally reached his true home.


David Santarossa posted on 7/24/17

Greg, Bob, and all the Williams Family. We are saddened by the loss of this great man. John was the best husband, father, brother, friend, partner, uncle, grandfather. Whatever he did, he did it with his whole heart. He was a wonderful friend and employee, he was more of a partner to us than he was a worker. I have the most respect for Johnny Williams. He was the best, I was lucky enough to work with him in the field growing up, and he always had a way to help make me a better man, employee, and tile helper. He was always kind and gentle in his suggestions on how to do that. He will truly be missed by all of us at Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co., Inc. I try to be like him everyday. We are forever in his debt, and we will always remember his wonderful attitude towards his life, his family, and our company. Rest in peace old friend.


Charolette Bills posted on 7/21/17

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Ken & Anita Ruby posted on 7/27/17

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you (Samantha Woods) and your entire family.


jerry reingardt and janice posted on 7/22/17

We are so so sorry of hearing this very sad news of John's death. We know of his faith Jesus and will rejoice that Joanne and he will hear each other say once more that they love one another when the LORD decides it is right. Our prayers are with all his family and all his many friends.


Denny and Barb Brownfield posted on 7/25/17

Thoughts and prayers to the family. So sorry about Johnny, such a good guy. Sorry we can't make it to calling. God Bless Denny and Barb


Debbie VanderVeen posted on 7/25/17

Tammie and family. I was so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I know the pain you are feeling. may God bless you all and comfort you. I know from Tammie dad was a great man. please know we all care and love you. your dad is the newest angel in God's family. He will watch over everyone til you see him again. my deepest sympathy. love and prayers, your friend, Debbie V.


Becky & Ottis Martin posted on 7/22/17

Our hearts go out to all of you.My you find faith in God.