Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


November 13, 2013

Eddie Joe Williams - 1948-2013

PIQUA, OH — Eddie Joe Williams, 65, of Piqua, Ohio, passed from this life at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Koester Pavilion in Troy, Ohio, from complications of cryptococcal meningitis.  

He was born in 1948 in Ironton, Ohio, to the late Leslie and Christina Preston Williams. He married Judy Cantrell on June 8, 1970, in Flatwoods, and she survives.

Mr. Williams is also survived by a son, Bryan Williams of Lexington; a daughter, Jenny Williams of Austin, Texas; and two brothers, Leon (Peggy) Williams of Flatwoods and Mickey (Diane) Williams of Flatwoods.

Eddie grew up in Flatwoods and graduated from Russell High School. He attended Eastern Kentucky University where he studied industrial arts education. After graduation, Eddie and Judy married and relocated to Piqua in 1972 to work in the Piqua City School District. He taught industrial arts and occupational work experience at Piqua High School for 30 years. After retirement, Eddie worked for Wenco Construction and Polysource.

Eddie enjoyed many things in life, particularly sports. He coached baseball and football and was an avid and spectacular golfer for most of his life. Eddie’s heart was his greatest asset. The memory of his compassion, humor and kindness will remain in the hearts of the many who loved him dearly.

A funeral service to honor his life will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home in Piqua by the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart.  

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Bethany Center, 339 South St., Piqua, OH 45356 or a charity of choice.  

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to jamiesonandyannucci.com.

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