John Williams

John Williams

Thursday, January 19th, 1950 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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Mr. John Thomas Williams, age 71, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home.

John was born on January 19, 1950 in Hannibal, Mo., a son of Lawrence R. and Janet C. (Mefford) Williams. He was married on February 21, 1976 to Mary C. Martin.

John graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1968. After graduation, he joined the United States Army Reserves serving our country for over 9 years as a heavy equipment operator, and used his love of Drag Racing to help with recruiting for the Army. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Roscoe Enloe Post 5.

John retired from the Missouri Department of Revenue Tax Division. Prior to that he was the Manager of multiple convenience stores in the Jefferson City and surrounding areas.

John was a fun loving guy that enjoyed gatherings with friends and family where he was known for his famous BBQ. He could often be found in his garage drinking a cold one and listening to Classic Rock. John also loved Nascar, working on racecars, and building BBQ grills.

Survivors include: his loving wife of 44 years, Mary; daughter, Nikki Backes (Shaun) of Taos, Mo; son, Jason Williams (Anna) of Jefferson City, Mo; brothers, Larry Williams (Ginny) of Jefferson City, Mo., and Bill Schulze (Marlene) of Colorado; eight grand-children, Cole Jungmeyer, Ryleigh Williams, Jordan Williams, Hope Williams, Madison Backes, Morgan Vieira, Olivia Vieira, and Lillian Vieira.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Chester Schulze.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the DAV Chapter 17, 5054 Monticello Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1:00 until 5:00 PM. Military honors will be rendered at 4:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Heart Association and The American Cancer Society.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    DAV Chapter 17
    5054 Monticello Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 4:30pm
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 4:30pm
    DAV Chapter 17
    5054 Monticello Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Military Honors will be held


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Ciera Miller

Posted at 03:16pm
Here we are, over a month later. And I still don't think we believe it. Doesn't seem right but we take peace in knowing there's no pain where you are. Every Friday, I'm now left alone with Glen. I always said u were married to Glen before I was. And I was so willing to share him with you. I thought we had a great custody arrangement
Our hearts are broken to be here without you. Until we meet again, Johnny boy. 💔

John Williams

Posted at 09:37pm
You know, I remember when we first met how I really thought you were into yourself and I didn"t like you much but you kept coming around and the more I seen you around the more I liked you and I fell in love and stayed in love for 44 years and now I'm here without you and wondering how I'm going to survive without you.
I love you and always will!
Until we see each other again ❤💋

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