Harold O. Williams, 81, of State Route 4 passed away unexpectedly at his home in Whitehall on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 .
Born on May 29, 1926 in Charlemont, Ma., he was the son of the late Albert and Leona (Prentiss) Williams.
Harold served in WWII in the U. S. Army in the E28th Cavalry RCN Squad in Berlin, Germany.
He was a retired employee of the Telescope Folding Furniture Co. in Granville and was a member of the American Legion Post #83 of Whitehall. Harold enjoyed gardening.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his daughter, Linda Williams, three brothers, Albert Williams, Donald Williams and Leslie Williams and one sister, Jeanette.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Akins) Williams, with whom he would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in January; two sons, Harold Williams of Troy and James Williams of Doraville, Ga.; three brothers, Douglas Williams of Chaplin, Ct., Raymond Williams and his wife, Laurie of Boylston, Ma., and Louis Williams of Granville; six sisters, Norma English of Queensbury, Violet LaRose of Hudson Falls, Marion Rich and her husband, Gorman, of South Glens Falls, Thelma Campbell and her husband, Roy of Grand Prairie, Texas, Barbara Ritchie of Bellows Falls, Vt., Shirley Rinn of Texas, two grandchildren, Cindy Williams of Whitehall and Harold John Williams of New York City, and several nieces and nephews..
A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, in Whitehall with Rev. Roberta Proper, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Whitehall, officiating.
Family and friends called at the funeral home on Sunday. The American Legion, Post #83 of Whitehall conducted a legion service at 1:30 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of a donation in Harold’s name to the American Heart Association,