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 James “Leo” Williams

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James “Leo” Williams

  • Birth 25 Oct 1920 Dickson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 14 Sep 2012 Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 97296467

James "Leo" Williams, 91, of Evansville, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Deaconess Hospital, on his wife, Betty Jo's, birthday. He was born October 25, 1920, in Dixon County, Tenn.
Leo was employed for more than 40 years as a supervisor for International Steel. After his retirement, he became a bus driver for Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. He retired from there in early 2004, before the death of his wife.
Leo was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served as a petty officer in the Navy during World War II and was an army reservist during the Korean War. After the wars, he became a VFW affiliate and life member of Post #1114. Besides loving his country, he had a strong faith in the Lord and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
He truly enjoyed driving a school bus and being with the children and all of his friends. He did the bus rodeo many times and won several awards. Leo was a very organized man and loved his garden, mowing, and taking care of his house for over 50 years. He enjoyed watching football and following the local team, Reitz High School. He was an intelligent man and was barking out orders to the very end.
Leo is survived by his daughters, Carole (James) Lottes Nevins, of Surgeon Bay, Wis., and Cathy (John) Besing, of Cleveland, Tenn.; two grandchildren, James Lottes (Laura), of Dubuque, Iowa, and April Besing, of New York, N.Y.; and a special friend, Phyllis Atwood, of Evansville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mark Lowe, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. A military graveside service will be held with Taps being played by his nephew, Lonnie Moit.

Evansville Courier & Press
Sunday, September 16, 2012


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  • Created by: Lorna
  • Added: 17 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97296467
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James “Leo” Williams (25 Oct 1920–14 Sep 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97296467, citing Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lorna (contributor 47411348) .