Edward D. Williams passed away comfortably on Nov. 21, 2018 at his home with his immediate family around him. He was born in Clarkson (Horntown), Kentucky on Dec. 14, 1934 to Jesse and Bessie (Fulkerson) Williams, both deceased. He graduated from high school on May 7, 1955 and on May 13, 1955 married his wife, Janice (Line) Williams, with whom he spent 63 wonderful years.
They had one son, Michael of Stuart, Florida. Ed is also survived by three of the nine children born to Jesse and Bessie. They are Howard of Clarkson, Kentucky, Royce of Boise, Idaho, and Loretta (Cecil) Probus of Louisville and Clarkson, Kentucky.
Ed was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and Kentucky Air National Guard (retired). He was also employed at American Air Filter of Louisville, Kentucky and Zion, Illinois where he worked for just over 32 years.
Ed lived his adult life in Louisville, Kentucky, then Kenosha, Wisconsin (Pleasant Prairie) and finally Sebring where he and his wife spent over 20 happy years together. In his spare time he enjoyed lake fishing and was a very talented woodworker. Ed really enjoyed people and socializing and rarely missed the annual family reunion held on the old home site in Kentucky. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sebring and later attended the Community Church at Buttonwood Bay Park where he lived.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family requests that in lieu of any gifts or flowers, donations may be made to the Champion for Children’s Foundation of Highlands County, P.O. Box 7125, Sebring, FL 33872 (ChampionforChildren.org).
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, 2605 Bayview St., Sebring, FL 33870.