Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Amos Williams

Amos Williams, age 89, of Newark, died Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Central Ohio inpatient unit.

Amos was born December 30, 1930 in Honaker, Floyd County, Kentucky, the son of the late Silas and Cassie (Moore) Williams. Amos was employed with the B&O Railroad in Shelby for three years prior to taking a job at Wilken Air Force Depot in Shelby from 1951-1959, a job that transferred him to Georgia for four years. From there, Amos transferred to Metrology Guidance Center in Heath, Ohio where he worked for 23 years, retiring in 1986. On November 16, 1962 Amos joined the Old Regular Baptist Church where he was a regular member from that moment forward. He was a member of Little Ruth Old Regular Baptist Church in Marengo where he had been the longtime moderator. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and gardening.

On June 27, 1951 Amos married Manda P. (Brown) Williams and she preceded him in death on November 3, 2013. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by 7 brothers: Dingus, Dennis, Rufford, Ballard, Stallard, Delmar, and Allen and a sister: Juanita Deppin. Survivors include his daughter: Jeanette (Steve) Alkire of Heath; 3 grandchildren: Nicholas Hester, Amanda Hester, and Katie (Paul) Holcomb; 5 great grandchildren: Kianna and Aniyah Hester and Lily, Dakota, and Annalynn Holcomb; a brother: Howard Williams of New London; a sister Vern Ratlif of Standville, KY; 3 sisters in law: Sally Williams of Shelby, Mae Williams of New London, and Winnajean Brown of Fairborn; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, with special evening services beginning at 7 pm. Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:30 am  at the funeral home with Elders Russell Hicks, Charles Edwards, and Preston Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, both the family and the funeral home wish that everyone remains safe. Therefore, we ask that visitors be mindful of current restrictions, wear masks, and pay respects appropriately and promptly, without linger.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Amos’ obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Anna Williams Adkins says:

    To the family if uncle Amos prayers for all of u we might not get to visit like we should but I love all my family sorry I can’t attend With love Anna Williams Adkins love u cuz

  2. Morris Wicker says:

    We have lost a solder of the cross. May God bless all the family and friends of Brother Amos. I must say to all that love him if you want to meet the one he served please follow his foot steps.

  3. Connie Boyd Jarrell says:

    Prayers for all the family.

  4. Kathy & Kevin Holthouse says:

    Nettie and family please know we are praying for you. May God give you strength to get thru this week and life without your Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa. He was a VERY good man. May you find comfort in knowing he is happy beyond words to be in his Heavenly Home with no more pain and forever young. Reunited with so many of his loved ones and Aunt Mandy. God Bless each and everyone of you. With Love, Kathy & Kevin Holthouse

  5. Carlton Williams says:

    R.I.P cousin thoughts and Prayers, may you be blessed for eternity.

  6. Connie Williams kidd says:

    Sorry to here about uncle Amos you where a wonderful man you will be missed God bless you all rip uncle

  7. Barb nelson says:

    Jeanette, My love and prayers are with you at this sad time in your life. Uncle Amos was a wonderful man my God be with him. Love Barb

  8. Paul Clauson says:

    Heaven gained a good one. He will be missed greatly. He was such a great uncle! RIP bub we will meet again soon. Love and condolences to all his immediate family. Son of Phyllis Williams. Ballard’s Grandson!!!

  9. Larry D Newsome says:

    I thought a lot of Bro. Amos. I am so glad he is not suffering any more. He will be missed greately by his precious family and his church family as well. Bro. Amos was a servant of God for almost 58 years. This has to make his family so happy. Prayers and Love for you all. Elder Larry and Sis. Patsy Newsome

  10. Kevin, Kathy & family says:

    Our Precious Family,
    Uncle Amos was a fine example of a soldier for the Lord. There was so much to learn from him and he was eager to teach. Our family will miss him dearly but our comfort comes knowing he is forever in the house of the Lord’s along with the love ones he longed for. We are blessed to have had him as our Uncle! We love you Nettie & family.

  11. Ronald Robinette says:

    I recall Amos well from my own days on Little Mud Creek and the one room school called simply, ‘the Head of Little Mud School’.

    I think my older sister, Rowena, was in the same year and grade as Amos. I was several years behind, but I remember those days well and have not forgotten.

    Amos was a good person back in those days and it is obvious he inherited the discipline and the values and knowledge for respect from his parents and from his days living in a valley nearly isolated from the rest of the world.

    I express my condolences to the family and to close friends of Amos for he truly was a good person, apparently from beginning to the end.

  12. Winfrey prater says:

    Jeanette and family I am very sorry for the loss of Amos. I had not seen Amos for some time lately I had been concerned about him. Amos and were friends at work. I will miss him.

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