Rod Williams, age 61 of Browns, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 8 at his residence, surrounded by loved ones. Rod was born in Fairfield on March 5, 1960 to Buford and Betty Lou (Kight) Williams. Rod married Patty Hallam on Oct. 19, 1990 at the First Baptist Church in Albion and she survives. Rod was a field foreman for Consumers Gas Company headquartered in Carmi and also owned and operated Rod Williams Well Service for several years.
Rod loved to fish, hunt and trap coyotes, but his greatest joy was found in spending time with his precious family. He was a member of the Grayville Moose Lodge, National & Illinois Trappers Association and was a volunteer with the Browns Fire Department.
Left to cherish many wonderful memories are his wife Patty, son, Darren (Miranda) Williams of Olney, daughter, Deven (Jeremy) Hazelbaker of Castalian Springs, Tenn.; one brother, Lonnie (Janet) Williams of Bone Gap; two sisters, Jennifer (David) Keifer and Becky (Donnie) Grimes both of Albion; three darling granddaughters, Grace, Clara and Norah, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Preceding Rod in death were his parents and brother, Randy.
Funeral services for family were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 12 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion. Burial followed in the Browns Cemetery in Browns.
Memorials may be made to the Browns Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Nale’s Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of the arrangements.