Roy Williams

By Orleans Hub Posted 17 January 2019 at 5:07 pm

Roy Williams

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Roy “Ole Roy” Williams, 82, of Albion and Barker, died Jan. 17, 2019 at Eastern Niagara Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 17, 1936 in Carlton, a son of the late Roy E. and Evelyn J. (Walter) Williams, and he lived in this area all of his life.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Roy was a member of Free Methodist Church and the Albion Fire Department, and he also was the chaplain for the Orleans County Jail and the Orleans County Nursing Home for over 30 years. He owned and operated Thompson’s Home Furnishings in Albion for over 29 years. Roy was a very giving and loving man who thought of others before himself and always put God first.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Carol; his granddaughter, Melissa; his brothers, Don, Harold, Dave and Kenneth; and his sisters, Florence and Marilyn.

Roy is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son, Phil (Karen) Williams of Ohio; daughter, Nancy (David) Lowery of Albion; grandchildren, Emily, Andrea, Chad, Seth and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Eden, Jacob, Ailey and Cole; Sylvia’s son, David (Tammy) Seitzer of Lockport, and their son, Andrew; his brother, Richard Williams of Nyack, N.Y.; and his sister, Sharon Bacon of Medina.

The family will receive friends on Tue., Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Albion Free Methodist Church, 25 S. Platt St., Albion NY 14411, where his memorial service will be held Wed., Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. Burial and full military honors will be held in the springtime.

Memorials may be made to Albion Free Methodist Church; or to County Line United Methodist Church, 1385 County Line Road, Lyndonville NY 14098.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home. To share a special memory of Roy, please visit