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John Wesley Williams, Jr.

February 4, 1959 - December 27, 2019

John Wesley Williams, Jr., age 60, of Townsend, DE, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, December 27, 2019.

Born in Chester, PA on February 4, 1959, he was the son of John W. Williams, Jr. and the late Marlene M. (Brown) Williams. John proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps for 6 years.

He was employed by Boeing as a flight engineer for the past 33 years, allowing him to travel the world, but he was always made time for his family.  John enjoyed the outdoors, loved cooking, had great taste in music and everyone knew how much he loved his truck. Most of all, he was a kind and compassionate man who enjoyed helping others. A man who would do anything and everything for his family, John was a devoted husband, loving father and had the most caring heart for his 3 granddaughters, who he loved dearly. He will be remembered as a man of extremes, always giving his best, and highly intelligent.

In addition to his mother, John was preceded in death by his son, John W. Williams, IV. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 37 years, Norma Jean (Oโ€™Brien) Williams; daughters, Jacquelynn M. Johnson (Matthew), Jamie K. Malum (Corey), and Jessica Oโ€™Brien; 2 sisters; granddaughters, Lillian G. Williams and Savanna M. and Sharlette M. Johnson; and his faithful great dane, CeCe.

 A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.

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  • Words are hard to come And never easy when a loss this great happens. John was a good friend and a great man. May God bless you Norma and family.

  • I’m sorry for your loss. Rest in peace uncle John

  • John I will miss your friend ship and the fun we had at work.
    Stay strong Williams family

  • Norma and Johns Family just saw this a few mins ago and can’t believe it. We just talked in FB last night. My heart goes out to all of you and may John RIP. We were all on so many trips together ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™to for all of you

  • Norma, Jacqui and Jamie, my heart hurts for you and with you. Cherish the many happy memories you have. John was a great friend and a role model to a lot of us.
    Until we meet again, John.

  • We are deeply saddened by Johns passing. We met at the mailbox and exchanged usual neighbor chatter just a few days before the holiday. During summertime months we shared garden bounty and canning recipes. Whenever George needed a hand, John was always there. He made the best homemade spaghetti sauce, too. We will miss you and think of you often.

  • John was a great friend and co worker! He will be missed, besides work he loved his family! Am sorry for the loss Norma and family.
    RIP John

  • Norma, Jacqui and Jamie, mere words alone cannot express how sorry I am in the loss of this larger than life man and perfect husband, father, grandfather and friend. I owe you all a debt of gratitude for allowing me to be with you as John departed this world and was received by our Lord and all of those gone before him in Heaven. This world will never be the same without him, while Heaven will be a happier place with him. Semper Fidelis John.

  • We only recently reconnected. Praying for blessings on the Williams family.

  • I did not know John, l know him through his Friend Bob Sayo who thinks very highly of John. May the Lord ease the sadness in all hearts of family, love ones and friends and remember the happiness one day when all meat again.

  • I am deeply sorry to learn about John’s passing. He was, without a doubt, one of the most caring people I’ve ever known. He was the one everyone turned to, knowing he would make everything right again. I will always remember him as the strong the loving person that he was. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of John. That is the gift he left you.

  • So I walked into flight test green horned and scared to death young man. Those guys in flight test seemed bigger then life at that time. John saw me and welcomed and put me through Flight Test Boot Camp 101. Thank you John for taking me under your wing and mentoring me. The lessons you taught me are invaluable. John always Joked about when he grows up he’d wanted to be just like me….. my reply always was….. I am you John. I promise to you that I will always up hold your Integrity and Quality that you’ve instilled in me till the day I join you.
    I will miss you more then you know John Williams.
    Love your little buddy “Davie Coe”

  • I have been the Williams’ family mail carrier for many years. I always enjoyed talking with John at the mailbox about everything from turkeys to gardening. He loved his family dearly and my heart goes out to them. Rest Easy John

  • John was always a fun loving friendly guy. It saddens me to know that he has left this earth too early! I have no doubt he is with our father in heaven. My prayers of comfort be with his wife and family! He will surely be missed. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  • I met John when I joined the Quality Department in Flight Test. I always appreciated his work ethic, commitment to the safety and quality of our aircraft and most of all his ability to get along and work with just about anyone. My deepest sorrows go out to his family, friends and co-workers that know him and will miss him dearly.

  • John I will always remember your big beautiful smile and that wonderful laugh, you shined for us here, youll shine forever in our hearts. May God bless you and your family.

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Johns passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • I am going to miss his laugh he was an amazing person, I am better for knowing
    him, I am proud he was my friend not just
    a coworker, Our Family wishes you peace to bring comfort, and pray God gives your family strength to face the days ahead and loving memories of John to forever hold in your heart.
    Joe and Carol Dalessio and Family.

  • I canโ€™t think of a time that I stopped to chat with John where he didnโ€™t pull out his phone to share pictures with me and brag about his kids and grandkids. He will be missed. ๐Ÿ’•

  • So sorry to hear of Johnโ€™s passing. John always made a tough day in Flight Test better with his humor and heart.

    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Marine…..

    -Dave Wynn