William (Woody) Williams passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was 93 years old.
Woody was preceded in death by his wife, Gerry; son, Jack; parents, Richard and Kittie; and brother, Jack Williams. Woody was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. For those of us who knew Woody we are all the better for it.
Woody was a graduate of East High School, and an employee of the Akron Beacon Journal for 42 years. He loved to bowl, golf, and play euchre at the Jednota Club. His main love was horse racing.
Woody is survived by his children, David (Irene) Williams, Patty (Tom) Tubbs, and Steven (Robin) Williams; grandchildren, David, Mark, Trisha, Eric, and Kelly; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Allie, Kendall, Hailey, Mya, Kylee, and Brody; and many dear friends. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Green Village for their kind and loving care.
In keeping with Woody's wishes, there will be a private memorial service for the family. Dads hold our hands for a little while and hold our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make a memorial donation in Woody's name to Green Village Activity Fund, 708 Moore Road, Akron, Ohio 44319. (ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)