Rev. Frank Williams

February 26, 2016

Rev. Frank Williams 96, of rural Frankfort, IN, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2016 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital.  Born July 26, 1919 in Lebanon, IN to Brook & Mary K. (Lemon) Williams. He married Minnie Farris on February 24, 1942 in Indianapolis and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2006. Rev. Williams was born and raised in Boone County and had lived in Clinton County since 1946.  He attended a one room school house for 3 years and was a 1938 graduate of Pinnell High School.  A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served on the home front from 1942 – 1945.  Rev. Williams was a farmer as well as a self-employed mechanic for most of his life.  He worked for International Harvester from 1964-1972.  He served his Lord pastoring several churches in Montgomery and Boone Counties.  He had been a member of the Antioch Church since 1948.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2nd at the Antioch Church. Pastor Dave Klipp will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church Building Fund.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Joy (Tom) Dunham of Delton, MI, Helen (Jim) Stoops of Cutler, IN, Brother: Robert Claude Williams of Lebanon, Sister: Mary Jane (Jim) Limp of Lebanon, 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

Preceded by:

his wife, daughter, Barbara Bailey, sister, Venita Bunch, brother Brook Williams Jr. and 1 great granddaughter.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Rev. Frank Williams”

  1. Vicki A. MacKellar February 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    God bless you grandpa! Thank you for sharing your love for Jesus with all of us! I will always remember hearing you preach and teach about Him when I was a little girl!

    • Vicki Marsh February 27, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      And you, Vicki & all of your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I can see your smile in your G’pa’s & & know you feel blessed having him in your life. God bless you & safe travels .

  2. Kameran Lane February 27, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Frank is easily the nice person I have ever met. He was an amazing person and is proof that life doesn’t have to be short. I will miss you Frank you were a true friend.

  3. Fred Heavilon, Jr February 27, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Joy, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Fred Heavilon, Jr.
    Easton, Pa.

  4. Carolyn Davis February 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Girls and Family,

    Your parents were special to me and my parents, Mike & Mildred Davis.
    I just saw your Dad a couple of months ago at Walmart. He was lively as usual. Full of fun and humor.
    I know you will miss him. He brought so much fun and laughter to everyone.
    His laughter was so hearty.
    I cannot be at visitation, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Marilyn Beard February 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Helen, Jim and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Robert Limp February 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    “Uncle Frank” was a wonderful Uncle who was supportive of all the major events in my life – birthdays, high school graduation, wedding, etc. I have fond memories of seeing him give the sermon at a church in Whitestown when I was very young. He was so kind and seemed to have the “living” part of life all worked out – church and family always came first. A great man, husband and father.

  7. Natalie (White) Bear February 28, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Frank was my grandparents neighbors (Virgina White). He shared so many memories of them and was a blessing at to have at our family get-together’s. I am so sorry for you loss. He was a wonderful family friend and I will miss him so much.

  8. Judith, Tammy, Doug & Kimberly Wilson February 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Frank was such a nice person, he was a very good neighbor to my folks, John and Joan Douglas. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Frank will be greatly missed.

  9. Nancy Neff February 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Frank has been such a blessing to our family and community over the years both as a friend and pastor. Frank will be missed but now he has been reunited with his beloved Minnie. I regret that I am out of the state or I would tell you in person.

  10. Jenny Harris March 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Joy, Tom and Family,
    I was sorry to read your Father had passed away Joy. I did not know your parents but, I understand your sadness of both parents being gone and the closing of a chapter of your life. What a blessing of the longevity of your parents marriage and their lives together serving the Lord side by side. These sweethearts have been reunited. May God comfort you and your extended family during this sad time, yet the celebration of a life well lived.
    Jenny (Camp) harris

  11. Lt. Sean Arthur March 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    On behalf of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Golden Gate Estates District, I would like to express my sincere condolences to Erik & Nikki Nelson and all the family & friends of Rev. Frank Williams. Our hearts and prayers surround the family as we ask for God’s peace, comfort, and strength.

  12. Leon Williams March 2, 2016 at 11:35 am

    May God comfort you in the days to come. May God bless you with His Holy Spirit and fill the void in your lives from the absence of this great Father, Brother, Cousin, Grandfather and friend. Frank has always been a great friend of my parents who he is now being able to greet again in that city called Glory! What a reunion is taking place in Heaven for all that have gone before. To the ones left behind, we will grieve but also celebrate the life of Frank Williams. The last time we had time to visit was at the passing of my Aunt Opal Williams, discussing the reunion of her with the rest of the family. Frank was a living testimony of our family’s belief in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.
    I want to make a personal plea to the kids and grandkids that you have the same convictions that has been shown to you through this life! Frank’s presence always reminded me of my own earthly father, Marion Jacob Williams. They looked and sounded more like brothers than cousins. They both had a calling to preach the Gospel and lived life for Jesus Christ. Thank you God for their blessings of Love for God and family. I Love you all as God loved us. Amen. Joy and Helen please call me sometime. 812-243-1532, want you to know, my prayers are especially for you.

  13. Sam Scott March 7, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Joy and Helen, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your Father.

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