Myron Eugene Williams passed away at home on April 9, 2016, with his family around him.
Myron is survived by the love of his life, Regina O. Williams, of 58 years. They have three children and their spouses, Teri and Bruce Wolff (Apalachin, NY), Sheila and Mike Hill (Crossville, TN), and Doug and Chris Williams (Pottstown, PA); one grandson, Brian Wolff (Austin, TX); a brother-in-law, Jim Mitchell (Tuscon, AZ); and sister-in-law, Mary Wheeldon (Marion, IN). He is also survived by several cousins, nephews, nieces, their children and their grandchildren. He also leaves his faithful little dog, Lucy, with whom he spent many hours.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. P. Edgar and Mrs. Mildred Williams; stepmother, Lima Williams; grandson, Michael Wolff; sisters-in-law, Norma Wood and Celina Williams; brother-in-law, Jack Wheeldon; and sister, Myrna Mitchell. Myrna passed away just a few days earlier on March 28, 2016.
Myron's father was a pastor in the Church of God of Anderson (IN). As a child he traveled with his parents and sister to China and Jamaica where they served as missionaries. He returned to the United States to attend Anderson (College) University where he received a bachelor's degree. He continued his studies at Washington University (St. Louis, MO) where he earned his masters degree. He continued his studies, working toward his doctorate, but soon realized he needed to quit school and get a "real" job with the expected arrival of their third child.
Myron was a retired computer programmer. He spent his 30 year career working for IBM in the Triple Cities area of New York State. After retiring in 1991, he assisted Regina with her plasterware and ceramic store. Some of his hobbies were furniture making, organ building, auto repair/rebuilds, electronics and breeding birds. Although retired, he enjoyed helping others with their computer problems. This he did until early 2013. He was active in the Lake Patrol on Lake Tansi, the Tansi Computer Club, the Plateau Computer Club and the Crossville Geneology Club. He spent hours and hours researching the genealogy of himself and Regina.
Myron and Regina moved to Crossville in August 1999. He truly enjoyed his retirement in this area. He was active at Claysville United Methodist Church for many years. He enjoyed watching the birds and other wildlife in his backyard and the neighboring woods. Attending sing-ins, gospel concerts and going for Sunday afternoon drives were regular activities he enjoyed with his wife.
Myron chose to donate his body for research in hopes that others might benefit from what can be learned about the effects of cardiac problems, dementia and stroke.
A celebration of Myron's life will be held on May 7, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Claysville United Methodist Church.
Donations to Claysville United Methodist Church or Gentiva Hospice will be appreciated.
Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville, TN, in charge of the obituary submission.
Published on May 2, 2016