Fred Williams

May 13, 2021

Fred Williams, 90 of rural Frankfort, died May 13, 2021 at I.U. Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.  He was born August 4, 1930 in Clinton County to Wallace Estill ‘Pat’ & Avis Gertrude (Barnett) Williams.  He married Jacquelyn Ann Pletch on May 17, 1952 in their first home in Frankfort and she survives.

Fred was a 1948 graduate of Jackson Township High School.  He was a lifelong farmer and also worked with Prairie Stream Farms, running the summer detasseling crew, and working with seed corn and turkeys.  After retirement, he worked for Ag Max part time for 14 years.  He was a member of the National Guard for 8 years. Fred was a member of the Antioch Church.  He loved horses, gardening, traveling, weaving, nature, birds, reading, especially newspapers and enjoyed going to the library.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 17th at the funeral home. Greg Miller will officiate the services. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church Building Fund, 4625 S. State Road 39, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Jacquelyn A. Williams of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Andrea ‘Andi’ (Dwight) Slipher of Frankfort, Son: Marc Estill Williams of rural Frankfort, and Cousin: Jr. Williams of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael Estill Williams, his parents, brother, Amos Schorling ‘Shod’ Williams, and sister, Freda Rieke.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Fred Williams”

  1. Phyllis Lowery May 14, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Jackie and family, so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He is with Jesus now! Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  2. Kathy Denniston May 14, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Andi, Jackie… My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

  3. Nancy Martin May 14, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Jacki and Andi, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your husband and father. Terry Mason, Nancy Martin

  4. Mary Ennes May 14, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    So very sorry. We will miss Fred’s booming voice and ready smile. Love to all. Mary and Mark

  5. Jeff Cox May 14, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed cutting his hair, he always told interesting stories and he knew everybody.

  6. Sharlee Davis May 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Unfortunately, I lost your personal e mail address during a computer switch over so I am reaching out to you here. You are in my thoughts. Take care and I hope we can see each other soon.

  7. Gregory Finch May 14, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    My prayers go out to Jackie, Andi, Mark and family for your loss. As a hired hand in my youth for Fred and Sandy Brock, Joe and Erma Maish and even Stuffy Walters, I had many chances to work alongside Fred in that neighborhood. Fred was always fun to work with and even more fun when a hard July rain drew the local farmers to Pat’s tool shed where tall stories were swapped and Fred’s laughter boomed from the rafters. May peace be with you.

  8. Mary Kay Baker May 14, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Sending our deepest sympathy.

    John and Mary Kay (Ferrel) Baker

  9. Margo & Ron Shepherd May 14, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Andi, we send you and your family our condolences and prayerful thoughts on the death of your father. I have many memories of his visits to the FCPL ( who else would read a biography of Marilyn Manson!) and his colorful stories.
    What a great dad…know you’ll miss him.

  10. Lora & Bill Layton May 14, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Jackie & Family, so sorry for your loss. Jackie, I remember we took swimming lessons at FHS a long time ago.

  11. Lynn May 14, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Andi, so very sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers of peace. Lynn

  12. Toni Slaughter May 14, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    My heart breaks for you all as you say good bye, for now, to your dear husband, father, friend. There was no home as welcoming as “Fred and Jackie’s” when I was a kid, filled with laughter and kindness and the memory of Fred has always been stored with my most prized recollections. May you find some peace in the garden and the energy to laugh with the flowers again, sometime soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Jan (Rutherford) Adams May 15, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Jackie, Andi, and Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. We had so many fond memories of you and the farm behind our house. May God comfort you during this time and celebrate his life with joy knowing he is with his Savior. Blessings to you.

  14. Kathy Uhrin May 15, 2021 at 9:14 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing, Andi. Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy.

  15. Vicki and Jeff Tindall May 15, 2021 at 10:24 am

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Hugs

  16. Don and Kathy Blanch May 15, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    So very sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved father. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Judith Wlson May 16, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Jackie, Tammy and I are so sorry for your loss. Fred’s, smiling face and booming voice will be missed. He and dad loved talking about the horse story, every time they saw each other. You have our Deepest Sympathy Judy and Tammy Wilson

  18. Annie Miller May 16, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Jackie, Family
    John and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences in Fred’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  19. Karen Walters Garnica May 30, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Dear Jacquelyn, Andrea, Mark and Dwight, I can’t remember a time I didn’t know your family. And we think of you as family. I am so very sorry to learn that Fred has passed away. The memorial video was lovely. I have so many fond memories of all of you. Please accept my deepest sympathies and love.

    Love, Karen

  20. Terri Martin August 8, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Andrea and Mrs. Jaclyn, Sending heartfelt condolences.
    Terri brogan Martin, Roselea Robison’s daughter

Please fill out this form to contact the staff of Goodwin Funeral Home. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Family Information Guide

Goodwin Funeral Home obituaries are created from information contained in the Family Information Guide.

The Family Information Guide is a no-cost service provided by Goodwin Funeral Home for families and individuals who wish to record their personal information during the funeral preplanning process.

Begin your Family Information Guide today. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for difficult and emotional decisions in the future.

Start my Family Information Guide

Funeral Arrangement Planner

Begin planning a funeral with our simple funeral arrangement planner.

The funeral arrangement planner was created to help guide you through the basic steps of planning a funeral. You may send your funeral plans to our office with any questions you may have about the funeral planning process.

Funeral Arrangement Planner