Dale Williams (83) of Effingham


Published on April 18 2013 6:46 am

Ferris Dale Williams, 83 of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Keptown died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 24 at the First Presbyterian Church, Effingham with Rev. Drew Holloway officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be from 4-7- p.m.Tuesday, April 23 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

Dale was born Saturday, December 28, 1929 in Mattoon to Rollie and Ollie (Wood) Williams. He married Leora H. Beccue October 13, 1950. He was retired from Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company and had served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Effingham. Dale was an avid golfer and once had a hole in one at the Cardinal golf course.

He is survived by his wife, Leora of Effingham, his sons; Roger (Kathy) Williams of Reno, Nevada and Kevin (Becky) Williams, Sr. of Watson, and his grandson, Kevin Williams, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Lyle, Wayne and Jerry Williams.