FRANKLIN GROVE – Rodney L. Williams, 58, of Franklin Grove, formerly of Assumption, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
Rodney was born Jan. 30, 1956, in Olney, the son of Floyd and Eileen (Loy) Williams. He married Cynthia K. Moore on Oct. 25, 1975. A graduate of Moweaqua High School, Rodney earned his associate’s degree in applied science from Lakeland College in Mattoon. He began working for BorgWarner until 1996, then for Hamilton Sundstrand until his death.
Rod enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family. He was very proud of his sons. He served as a Boy Scout leader for many years and saw his sons become Eagle Scouts. He was a member of Central Christian Church of Dixon.
Surviving is his wife, Cindy Williams of Franklin Grove; three sons, Rodney L. (girlfriend, Erin Miller) Williams Jr. of Dixon, Russell L. (Angela) Williams of Moweaqua, and Randy L. Williams of Franklin Grove; four grandchildren, Abby Williams of Dixon and Jasmine Williams, Bradley Williams, and Christian Smedley, all of Moweaqua; brother, Tommy W. (Nila) Williams of Newton; and sisters, Bonnie (Cloyce) Goss of Oblong, and Barbara (Kendall) Delahunt of Newton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Wilma Ferol.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Newton. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Brother Bill Ikemire officiating. Burial will be at Headyville Cemetery in rural Jasper County.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Monday and a local memorial service will be at noon Monday at Grace Fellowship Church in Ashton.