Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Larry Allen Williams

Larry Allen Williams, age 61, of Shelby, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home.

Larry was born March 21, 1957 in Shelby, the son of the late Harold P. “Bud” and Esther E. (Roberts) Williams. He was a 1975 graduate of Shelby High School. Following high school in the late 70s, Larry played football for the Shelby Blues. Larry had been a dispatcher for Shelby Fire Department before going to work for the City of Shelby Water Department. He loved camping, fishing, and bowling. Larry had been a baseball and softball coach, had been President of the Girls Softball program for several years. He was a former member of the Shelby Moose and was formerly the Treasurer of the Shelby Senior Center.

Although Larry dealt with illness throughout his life, he was fortunate to be given several opportunities to live fully as he was the recipient of two lung transplants and a kidney transplant. The kidney transplant came from a donation from his sister, Kim, which gave him an excellent quality of life over the last two years since the transplant.

Larry and his wife, Debra Kay (Fagan) Williams, recently celebrated 40 years together. She survives along with 2 sons: Brent (LaShay) Williams of Shelby and Kurt Williams (Tyson Mollenkopf) of Bucyrus; 4 grandchildren: Klayton Kosa, Keely Williams, Kaylee Kosa, and Kole Williams; a brother: Phil (Lynn) Williams of Powell; 3 sisters: Jeanne Buckholz of Palm Harbor, FL, Sandi (Gerald) Williams-Kato of Aurora, CO, Kim (Jamie) Williams of Shelby; 3 sisters-in-law: Brenda (Sid) Fields of Mansfield, Cheryl (Doug) Sykes of Shelby, Terri Fagan of Shelby; a brother-in-law: Mike Fagan of Shelby; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and special pets: Butter and Peach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Terry Williams.

Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:30 am. Rev. Gary Proietti will officiate, and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Senior and Community Center.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. JoAnn Nelson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

  2. Elaine Lybarger says:

    So sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength. Enjoyed working in the office of the Shelby Senior and CommunityCenter with Larry. He is the one who asked if I wouldn’t consider applying to be a member of the Board.

  3. Vicki Hewitt says:

    Prayers to family for comfort. Larry was always kind hearted. So much involved with family. He truly made his Mark in this earthly world. May he rejoice in love, peace, joy in his new World.. I’m sure he was greeted with open arms. Rest fly free n high Larry.

  4. Bonnie White says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! So sorry for your loss!

  5. Garry Bly says:

    So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. When I was a valet at Ohio Health in Mansfield Larry and I would frequently meet up and talk about the good old days and always talk Shelby Whippet football!. I think he would circle the parking lot and time it so I could park his gray Jeep and we could BS. Larry was a good one!!! I will think of him often!!

  6. kimberly mcneely says:

    Sorry for your lost ..good nice kind man.. We knew for many years… Our prayers r with you..from Kimberly and billy mcneely

  7. Beverly Craig Jacobs says:

    My heart goes out to all the family. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Diane & Dave Martinez says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Larry was a good man with a kind heart.

  9. Cliff and Darlene King says:

    So sorry for your loss. Larry was a good, kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Rosemarie Cline says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  11. Bob & Sue Stover says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was a great man & will be missed by all.

  12. Angela Kuehne says:

    My condolences to all the family. Rest in peace Larry.

  13. Ken Steele says:

    So sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. Remember fondly our years of high school football.

  14. Julie Geer says:

    I am so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. He was always so kind and genuine. Prayers for the entire family.

  15. kathy Stanton says:

    Sorry to hear Of Larry’s passing. Our prayers & thought are with you.

  16. robie pena says:

    Deb, so sorry to hear of your loss.

  17. Tim and Teresa Armstrong says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! Larry was a great guy and will be missed!

  18. Pat Meyer says:

    So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Will keep you and family in my prayers.

  19. Joe and Paula Wheeler says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Larry. He has put up such a long fight! He was a great person with a kind heart! Remembering him from our days in school to the days of working on the farm, to the days of being his nurse . God Bless and our sympathy.

  20. Pam Napier Roark says:

    Sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Larry was such a nice guy, he will be truly missed.

  21. Barbara Parsons Fensch says:

    Deb & family, I am so sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. I will always remember the fun times we had together when we were all younger. Larry will be greatly missed. Hugs.

  22. Kim & June (Haverfield) Heuberger says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss!

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