In Memoriam : Terry Williams

Terry Williams Terry Ray Williams - age: 70
(December 30, 1947 to February 13, 2018 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

Elder S.M. Williams Cemetery
Ewing, Illinois 62836

Terry Ray Williams, age 70, of Benton; passed away at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.

Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Preston House officiating. Burial with military rites will be conducted by the Benton V.F.W. Post 2671, Benton American Legion Post 280, and the Army National Guard, will be in the Elder S.M. Williams Cemetery near Ewing. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Terry was born on December 30, 1947 in Providence, KY, the son of Ora Stanford Williams and Mary Catherine (Woodring) “Woody” Williams. He married the former Mary Irene Shasteen on July 28, 2006, and she survives.

Terry served his country in the U.S. Army, serving overseas in the Vietnam War.

He was a retired truck driver having formerly worked for Henderson Trucking Company, and last worked for Jim Conner Enterprises.

Terry was a member of the VFW Post 2671 of Benton, B.P.O.E 1234 of Benton, and the Steel City Missionary Baptist Church.

He loved to ride motorcycles, watching John Wayne movies, watching Gun Smoke, and his pets. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

Mr. Williams is survived by his loving wife Mary Williams of Benton; a daughter Stacey Stricklin and husband Michael of Marion; two step-children: Carrie DeNeal of Ava, IL, Rusty Reynolds of Thompsonville, IL; grandchildren Tristan Stricklin of Marion, Maxwell DeNeal of Ava, Taven and Sebastian Klingaman both of Marion; his siblings: Jim Fones and wife Edith of Temecula, CA, Guy Williams of Benton, R. David Williams and wife Debbie of Benton, Stanley R. Williams and wife Jean Ann of Benton, Jeanita Spillman and husband Merv of Springfield, TN, Rita E. Arcieri and husband Kevin of Conroe, TX; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father (March 26, 1999), his mother (February 1, 2018), and a brother Andy Williams (February 23, 2016).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Terry Williams, in care of Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812

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