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 www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Amos’ obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.