LARRY B. WILLIAMS
Larry B. Williams, 86 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Milan Health Care Center in Milan surrounded by family.
Larry was born October 7, 1934 to Joseph Clarence and Sarah Ann (Knous) Williams.
Larry met Sandra (LaFaver) Williams at the Wildcat Inn and they were married October 26, 1957; she preceded him in death.
He was also preceded by: his parents; four brothers, Joe Williams, Glen Williams, Bo Williams, and Jack Williams; two sisters, Maudie Ross and Rosetta Franklin.
Larry was survived by his children, Susan Williams of Milan, Bobby Williams and wife Becky of Milan, Roger Williams of Moberly, Missouri, Larry Joe Williams and wife Angie of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Sarah Jarvis and husband Tim of Milan; 10 grandchildren, Eric Williams, Greg Williams, Erin Richardson (Geoff), Luke Williams (Yannet), Corby Williams, Sam Williams, Clarissa Williams, Renee Williams, Andrew Cassity III, and Agatha Williams; great grandchildren, Noah Williams, Ryleigh Williams, Melody Williams, Johnathan Williams; brothers-in-law, Garry LaFaver and wife Harriet of Milan and Roger LaFaver and wife Barbara of Aurora, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Larry grew up and was a lifelong resident of Milan, graduating from Milan C-II High School. Larry served in the United States Army and participated in baseball and boxing. He was signed to a minor league baseball team but was injured and decided to start a family. Larry drove a bread truck, worked at a grain elevator, and Stampers before starting at Rural Electric Coop where he started as a bookkeeper, then certified accountant and worked his way up to Assistant Manager and as a Consultant, retiring after 57 years there. He thought of all the employees at REC as a second family.
Larry was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Milan where he served as a Deacon and treasurer of the church for many years; he also taught Sunday School. He enjoyed golfing and fishing, watching westerns, and travelling. He loved sports, playing softball on local teams, and watching the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.
A memorial service for Larry will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Milan. Inurnment will be held following the service at the Henry Cemetery, South of Milan.
Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church.