Roy B. Williams 93, decorated WWII vet, Lititz UMC member, Armstrong retiree

By on April 2, 2014

Roy B. Williams, 93, of Lititz, passed away March 30, 2014 at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

Born in Graham Twp., he was the son of the late Cyrus and Minnie Dunkle Williams. Married to Emma Quick Williams on June 14, 1941, they would have celebrated their 72nd anniversary this year.

A veteran of the US Army during WWII, he served in the 539th Salvage Repair Company in New Guinea, Bougainville and Philippines. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 bronze star, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Metal with 2 bronze stars and the World War II Victory Medal.

A member of Lititz United Methodist Church, Roy worked for Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster as the company chauffeur until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of BPOE of Camp Hill and liked to hunt and fish. He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son: Terry R. Williams, husband of Nancy Ann Shelly, Gates Mills, Ohio; granddaughter: Nicole, wife of Scott Kesten, JD, Skokie, Ill.; grandson: Dr. T. Ryan Williams, husband of Stephanie, Salt Lake City, Utah; great-grandson: Joshua Kesten and a brother, Russel Williams, Mechanicsburg.

He is preceded in death by his siblings: Lester, Gladys, Bob, Mary, and Max Williams.

Family and friends are invited to the Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Lititz, on Friday, April 4 for a visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by the Memorial Service with Reverend Gerald M. McGrath officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Lititz Moravian Cemetery.

His family requests that contributions in memory of Roy be made to the Lititz United Methodist Church.

To send online condolences to the family, visit Arrangements by Richard H. Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz.

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