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James Williams, Jr.
James Williams, Jr.

Obituary of James H. Williams, Jr.

James H. Williams, Jr., 82, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Abraham House in Rome. Born in Salina, KS, he was a son of the late James H. and Evelyn (Walmer) Williams, Sr. On June 24, 1955 he joined the US Air Force and served his country for 24 years, retiring June 1, 1979. On February 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Joan Wilford. She passed away December 30, 2004. Jim worked at Georgian Arms Apartments for several years. He was a member and usher at St. John the Baptist Church. He loved football, especially his New York Giants. He enjoyed music and loved to sing. He is survived by three daughters, Jodi (John) Hedrington, Jill Southard and Johnna (Nancy) DiMaggio; two sons, James J. (Karen) and John (Kerry) Williams; a sister, Janet Sue (Robert) Strohm; fifteen grandchildren, Joshua, Ryan, Elizabeth, Elisha, Breanna, Mindi, Joseph, Amanda, Sarah, Katie, Karrah, Ethan, Cody, Haleigh and Kyle; seventeen great-grandchildren and one on the way; special friend, Jean Ceci; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Aaron Southard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. Interment with military honors will be held in St. John’s Cemetery in the spring. Family and friends may call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Friday from 4-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Abraham House, 417 N. Washington St., Rome, NY 13440.
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Friday
10
January

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 2020
Nunn and Harper Funeral Home Inc.
418 N. George Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-8500
Saturday
11
January

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
St. John the Baptist
210 E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States
3153370990