Thursday, October 20, 2005

James Marvin "Jim" Williams, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

He was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Reeds, the son of Clarence and Effie (Sanders) Williams. On Dec. 27, 1972, in San Jose, Calif., he was united in marriage to Elsie Rice, who survives.

Survivors include: one son, James "Steve" Williams, of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Donna Shriver and her husband, Dana, of Albuquerque, N.M.; two stepsons, Dennis "Bud" Grenier and his wife, Sheryl, of Shepard, Texas, and Don Grenier and his wife, Clara, of Laport, Texas; one step- daughter, Diane Johnson, of Prunedale, Calif.; two grand-children; six step grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and 10 step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Carthage High School in 1937 and also attended two years of college. He was a Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force and received numerous medals during his military career. In 1974 he retired from the Air Force and in 1976 moved from Anchorage, Alaska to Shell Knob to make his home.

He was a deacon at the First Christian Church of Shell Knob and a member of the VFW.

Funeral services will be held Friday in the First Christian Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial with military honors was in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob.


Shell Knob, Missouri