Garland R. Williams, 92, of rural Carbon in Parke County, died at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Healthsouth of Terre Haute.
He was born in Sullivan County on December 16, 1913. An avid sports enthusiast all his life, he graduated from Pimento High School in 1932 and participated in the athletic program.
He had been a farmer in his active years in Parke County, he also drove a school bus for the Van Buren School Corp. and was a logger.
He served on the committee for agriculture stabilization in Parke County. In 1982 he received a loyal fan award from Van Buren High School.
Married to Clara L. Murphy York June 12, 1942, she preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2003. Also preceding him were a son, William D. Williams in 1981 and a grandson, Joie Kent Davis, Jr.
Surviving are two sons, Warren Williams and wife Peggy, Carbon; and Gary Williams and wife Jane, Indianapolis; one stepson, James York and wife Fran, Carbon; two daughters, Sandra Williams, Carbon; and Karen Passo and husband Samuel, Hopkinsville, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Claralou Thompson and husband Thomas, Carbon; three sisters, Martha Maxine Hostetler, Dayton, Ohio; Imogene Berenguer and husband Fred, Murphy, North Carolina; and Betty June Fales and husband Joseph, Palatka, Florida; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Lawson-Miller Chapel. Bro. Rick Thomas will officiate and burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
The family requests memorial donations be made to either the Lena United Methodist Church or to the American Heart Association.