Larry Allen Williams
Larry Allen Williams, age 61, of Shelby, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home.
Larry was born March 21, 1957 in Shelby, the son of the late Harold P. “Bud” and Esther E. (Roberts) Williams. He was a 1975 graduate of Shelby High School. Following high school in the late 70s, Larry played football for the Shelby Blues. Larry had been a dispatcher for Shelby Fire Department before going to work for the City of Shelby Water Department. He loved camping, fishing, and bowling. Larry had been a baseball and softball coach, had been President of the Girls Softball program for several years. He was a former member of the Shelby Moose and was formerly the Treasurer of the Shelby Senior Center.
Although Larry dealt with illness throughout his life, he was fortunate to be given several opportunities to live fully as he was the recipient of two lung transplants and a kidney transplant. The kidney transplant came from a donation from his sister, Kim, which gave him an excellent quality of life over the last two years since the transplant.
Larry and his wife, Debra Kay (Fagan) Williams, recently celebrated 40 years together. She survives along with 2 sons: Brent (LaShay) Williams of Shelby and Kurt Williams (Tyson Mollenkopf) of Bucyrus; 4 grandchildren: Klayton Kosa, Keely Williams, Kaylee Kosa, and Kole Williams; a brother: Phil (Lynn) Williams of Powell; 3 sisters: Jeanne Buckholz of Palm Harbor, FL, Sandi (Gerald) Williams-Kato of Aurora, CO, Kim (Jamie) Williams of Shelby; 3 sisters-in-law: Brenda (Sid) Fields of Mansfield, Cheryl (Doug) Sykes of Shelby, Terri Fagan of Shelby; a brother-in-law: Mike Fagan of Shelby; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and special pets: Butter and Peach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Terry Williams.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:30 am. Rev. Gary Proietti will officiate, and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Senior and Community Center.
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