Jessie Donald “Willie” Williams, 85, of Bardstown, passed away Monday February 18, 2019 in Plant City, Florida. He was born February 15, 1934 in Evansville, Indiana, retired from Ford Motor Company and The Marine Corps after 35 years of service as a Master Gunnery Sergeant and served in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a Kentucky Colonel, member of Salt River Masonic Lodge # 180 in Shepherdsville, and Parkway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his two grandsons, Josh Williams, and Jacob Williams; parents, Carl and Grace Williams; two brothers, Doug Williams, and Wayne Williams; and sister, Mildred Pfingston.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis Williams; son, Phil (Debbie) Williams all of Bardstown; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
His memorial service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Barlow Funeral Home, with inurnment in Bardstown Cemetery. Brother Eddie Benton will officiate. Visitation will be 10 am – 1 pm Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone IA 50037-0022.