June 10, 2014

Ronald “Old Man” Le Roy Williams

Williams Ronald LRONALD “OLD MAN” LEROY WILLIAMS, age 65, of Lincoln died Friday, June 6, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.   Ron was born on October 25, 1948, in Longview, Washington to Ronald and Parale (Smith) Williams.  He grew up in Lincoln and graduated Lincoln Northeast High School.

Ron retired from Goodyear in 2008, after 24 years of employment.  He was also a United Steelworkers Union Steward.  Ron proudly served our country from 1968-1974 as a U.S. Naval Signalman; he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal,  Bronze Star, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea).  Ron was known for his big passion of Husker Athletics.

On June 4, 1969 he married Pamela Lewis and together they raised three children.

Ron is survived by daughter, Kerry Peterson; sons, Ronnie (Brandee) Williams, and Seth Williams; grandchildren, Ashten and Alexa Williams, Grace and Tanner Peterson; sister, Linda (Marv) Conaway; brother, Robert Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 10, at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike McMurtry officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln, NE with Military Honors.  Following burial a family reception will then be held at Wyuka Funeral Home.


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