Paul Charles Williams, 80, of Deputy, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville.
He was born Nov. 5, 1940, in Salem, Ohio, to James Louis Sr. and Elva May Paul Williams. He grew up in Ohio and lived most of his adult life in Atlanta. He then lived a short time in DeLand, Florida and moved to Jefferson County, Indiana in 2010 from Indianapolis. He attended Cincinnati Bible College and married Marilyn Marie Williams on May 27, 1967, in Columbus, Ohio, and they had two daughters and a son. He earned a master’s degree in education and taught elementary school in DeLand at Light House Christian Center. He and his wife served as house parents for group homes with Christian City Ministries in Atlanta, helping 19 children. After moving to Indianapolis he worked as a driver for Auto Zone and continued that work in the Louisville market after moving to Deputy. He attended Kent Christian Church and River Valley Community Church in Madison, Indiana, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, reading, history, studying theology, socializing, exercising and basketball. He volunteered for the House of Hope and loved to deliver milk and cookies to shut-ins, elderly and others.
Survivors include his daughters, Tamara Duquette of Deputy and Terralyn Williams of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; his son, James Louis Williams III of Indianapolis; his brother, James Williams Jr. of Avon, Indiana; and eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 43 years on Feb. 1, 2010.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Kent Christian Church. Graveside ceremony will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Dean Hill Cemetery in Canfield, Ohio. Visitation is 4 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Frontline Missions, 5600 Short Road in Fairburn, Georgia 30213. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.