ROCKFORD, Ohio — William Paul Williams, 89, of Rockford, formerly of Mendon, Ohio, died on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. He was born in Van Wert County, Liberty Township, Ohio, on March 20, 1929. He was the son of Maurice Rutledge and Anna LaVerne (Lawrence) Williams. On April 29, 1950, he married Barbara Adams, and she survives in Rockford.

Other survivors include:

Daughters — Carolyn Warnock of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Millicent (Sean) Ireland of Rockford, and Connie (Greg) Stoner

Son — Adam (Lisa) Williams of Mendon

Daughter-in-law — Debra Williams of Celina

Brothers — Maurice Lee of Rockford and Larry (Karen) of St. Marys

Sisters — Nancy (Larry) Florence of Coldwater, Ohio, and Arlene Reilly of Van Wert, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Williams; two sons-in-law, Donald Warnock and Michael Altenbach; five brothers, Jack, Don, Robert Eugene, John, and Thomas Williams; and five sisters, Joan Williams, Phyllis Stover, Mary Lou Caywood, Norma Jean Williams, and Patty Raudabaugh.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating. Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery, Mendon, Ohio. Friends may call on Wednesday at the funeral home from 4 - 8 p.m. and 30 minutes prior to the service on Thursday.

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