WARREN - David Lee Williams Sr., 68, of 1366 Union Ave. S.W., departed this life Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Hospice of the Valley from an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Petry, Ala., the son of John L. and Pearl Selester May Williams, residing in the area for 60 years from Petry.
Mr. Williams was a 1961 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and employed as a pipefitter with Van Huffel Steel Corp for seven years before retiring in 1980, was owner and operator of Williams Car Wash and North Jackson Car Wash & Detailing from 1978 to 2001.
He was a volunteer fireman for the Warren Township Fire Department, past president of the Hilltop Bowling League, American Bowling Congress seven-time 700 award and nine-time 300 award winner, past coach for Gadget Ball, Little League and Pony League, and enjoyed bowling, fishing and baseball.
His first wife, Mary Bell Williams, whom he married in 1959, died Feb. 4, 2002.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Candy S. Anderson Williams of Warren, whom he married June 29, 2002; six sons, Lonnie L. (Rose) Williams, John H. (Ruth) Williams, David (Veronica) Williams and Maurice (Stacey) Williams, all of Warren, Fred A. (Dana) Williams of Huntington, W.Va. and Michael A. (Annette) Williams of Black Lake; a daughter, Pamela (Lloyd) McCoy of Warren; a stepdaughter, Casey Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, L.C. (Beverly) Williams and Joe Pete Williams Sr., both of Warren; a sister, Ruth Brown of Warren; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, a grandchild, whom he raised, Aukeem A. Williams of Warren; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John L. Williams and John Frank Williams; and a grandson, Lloyd McCoy Jr.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at Grace A.M.E. Church, where calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. Family will receive friends at 1366 Union Ave. S.W., Warren, Ohio.
Burial will be in Pineview Memorial Park
Professional services entrusted to the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.