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William D. Williams

March 5, 1936 ~ June 19, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

William D. (Bill) Williams 86, went to be with the Lord on Father’s Day June 19, 2022.  He spent Father’s Day with his parents, and his heavenly Father.  Born March 5, 1936 to the late William E. Williams and Alfreda “Mae” (Snyder) Williams.  Also preceded in death by sister Dorothy (Williams) Heiple, brother Donald Williams, and infant brother Herbert Williams.  Bill was survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Lauretta Jean (Baldwin) Williams.  He is also survived by Children Deborah “Debbie” (Williams) Kowatch, married to Lawrence “Larry” Kowatch, Pamela “Pam” (Williams) Hottle, married to David “Dave” Hottle, and William “Bill” Williams, married to Michelle (Torrey) Williams. Grandchildren Jennifer “Jenny” Kowatch, Jonathan “Jon” Hottle, married to Jessica “Jess” (Vaughn) Hottle, Julianna “Julie” (Kowatch) Rosenbaum, married to Aaron Rosenbaum, Jacob Hottle, step granddaughter Brandi Lampack, step great grandchildren Natasha, Rebecca, Lilith, Persephone, and Blayden.  Survived by sisters Ruth Ella (Williams) Johnson and Zola (Williams) Baker.  Bill was a member of the Listie Grace Brethren Church where he was a Church Moderator and Chorister.  He was part owner of D&B Auto Sales with Best Friend Dean Murray, they have owned and operated this current business for 53 years.  He was a member of the Somerset Aero Club where he was chairman and organizer of the Fly-in Breakfast for over 30 years.  Member of the Pennsylvania Department of State Licensing Board for 12 years, and held chairman position for 2 years.  He was the president of the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department in the early 60’s, Chairman of the Bakersville Cemetery for many years, and served on the Somerset Township Municipal Authority Board for 50 years.  He enjoyed the monthly meetings serving on the Municipal Authority Board as chairman and he enjoyed overseeing the development and growth of Somerset Township.  Bill “loved” his exciting and busy life, he loved his church family where he served the Lord by leading many events and worship services.  Loved and “lived” to go weekly to car auctions to buy and sell cars for his partnership.  He loved to fly his personal airplanes, and fly his hand-made radio-controlled airplanes. (Family and friend Sunday Fun Days).  He loved pitching horse shoes with team members.  He loved many group family&friend events “Summer” camping adventures and “winter” snow mobiling. Bill loved music, he had a beautiful baritone voice and played the piano and accordion.  He passed his love for music on to his children and grandchildren. He loved many years of bowling leagues including church leagues, couple leagues, and parent/child and grandchildren leagues. (Bill had many trophies displaying his high scores). Bill helped each week at Terrace Lanes helping his precious granddaughter Jenny, niece Becky, and special buddy Mark, along with many others.  He loved roller skating and taught his daughters how to dance on roller skates, two step/waltz, turning, spinning, and jumps. Bill was an excellent skater.  He loved restoring antique cars, and other collectible cars, in fact his nickname was “Wheels”.  He loved his family pets.  Bill had two dogs Sable and Zippy who he adored. He loved to sponsor and donate to many organizations too numerous to mention, however near and dear to his heart was the Special Olympics. Most of all Bill loved his family and had a huge heart for helping others along life’s way.  Many times, letting them stay in their home.  Bill adored his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He always looked forward to what he called “Shin-digs” with his family.  Bill always went above and beyond the normal and certainly taught us to “live life to the fullest”!  Bill was a pillar of strength for his Church, Business, Community, and Family.  You will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten! We love you so much!  Your devoted wife Lauretta, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, and many beloved friends. “Until we meet again”.  Special thanks to Countryside Personal Care Home and Via Quest Hospice for their love, care, and compassion.  We know Dad kept you girls on your toes.  We are forever grateful. Family and friends will be received Friday 2-4, 6-8 at the Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 2 with Reverend Christopher Knight officiating.  Internment will follow at the Bakersville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Listie Grace Brethren Church Po Box 111 Listie, Pa 15549 or to the Special Olympics 414 Conn Road Somerset, Pa 15501.  Condolences may be made at www.halversonfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 24, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Halverson Funeral Home
476 West Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501

Visitation
Friday
June 24, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Halverson Funeral Home
476 West Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Halverson Funeral Home
476 West Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501

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