VAN WERT, Ohio — Michael Leroy Williams, 61, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1955, in Van Wert, the son of Paul and Margret (Bice) Williams, Sr. He married the former Brenda Jean Rison who survives.

Other family members include his children, Nicky (Bob Gonzalez) Senters, Kerri (Jason) Krugh, Gordon (Kim) Youtsey, all of Van Wert, and Travis (Brandy) Youtsey of Scott, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Skylar Senters, Logan Senters, Gage Thomas, Lilly Serna, Isabella Krugh, Harley Youtsey and Kiera Youtsey; two brothers, Paul Williams and Ben Williams, both of Van Wert; three sisters, Zelma Williams, Mary Strawser and Marie Fleenor, all of Van Wert, and Mike’s best friends, Jim Worthington, Jerry Worthington, Ray Roth and Shirley Carrol.

He retired from Sonoco / Greif Bros.

There will be no services.

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