Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lloyd D. Williams (February 9, 2010)

Mr. Lloyd D. Williams, age 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:38 P.M. Tuesday February 9, 2010 at the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Lloyd was born February 4, 1927 in Milan, Ohio. He was the son of the late Fred and Mary (Oetzell) Williams.

Lloyd was raised on a farm in Milan, with his twin brother and two sisters. He was a 1945 graduate of the Milan High School and twenty days later he and his brother joined the U.S. Air Force. In 1947, after discharge from the Air Force, he attended The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Administration Degree in ceramic engineering, class of 1951. While at Ohio State University, he was the co-captain of the lacrosse team and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Following graduation, Lloyd was employed for 27 years at Corning Glass company and then in 1978 he founded the JAFE Decorating Company of Greenville and was still serving as the CEO and owner of the company.

He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville as well as the Men’s Fellowship of the church, the Greenville Country Club and the Board of Directors of the club, former member of the Board of Directors of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and had served on numerous other boards including Hospice of Darke County, an active volunteer with the Meals On Wheels program, the Darke County Ohio State University Alumni group and the Darke County Republican’s Men’s Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Betsye Arien “Dodie” (Metcalf) Williams in May 14, 2002. They were married February 27, 1955. Also by his Twin Brother Floyd J. Williams.

Lloyd is survived by sons and daughters in law—Jeff and Kathy Williams of Greenville and Fred and Julie Williams of Winston Salem, N.C. Also daughters and son in law—Amey and Greg Gow of Estero, Fla. And Emilia “Charlie” Williams of Brisbane, Australia. Grandchildren—Stacie Williams, Cris Williams, Cory Williams, Jeremy Williams, Casey Williams, Isaac Williams, Ben Williams and Abby Williams. Great Grandchildren—Evan Sudduth and Kellen Williams. His two sisters—Clara Maurus of Cleveland, Ohio and Eleanor Dillon of Milan, Ohio. A special friend “Tot” Heinrichs of Greenville.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 20, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church 202 West Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Joe Payne officiating. The family will receive friends in the church immediately following the memorial service.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the First United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Condolence for the family may be sent to