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John Wesley Williams, Jr.

July 21, 1932 - January 17, 2021

John Wesley Williams, Jr., age 88, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Born in Upland, PA on July 21, 1932, he was the son of the late John Wesley Williams, Sr. and Edith (Weaver) Williams. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

During his lifetime, he was employed in various roles until his health started to decline. John opened his own upholstery business which brought him numerous jobs in surrounding states. Throughout his life, he touched many people’s lives with his work within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. John was a devoted husband and father that always had time for family and friends. He brought laughter and love into his family’s lives, and will always be remembered as being happy and welcoming with his hugs.

In addition to his parents, John was proceeded in death by his wife, Marlene M. Williams; son, John W. Williams III; and daughter, Cindy Scott. He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Rennard (Gregory Carapiet) of Ocala, FL and Janette Charpentier (Chris) of Vernon, CT; several grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

He will be laid to rest on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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  • My father was very loved by my children, spouse and me. He accepted Greg when he met him as if he was a son of his. I remember the time I worked with him and the conversations we had between us. He baptized all of us kids and was very religious. Will miss you dad.