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Charles J. Williamson

 
April 29, 1931 - February 24, 2018
 

Charles J. Williamson, 86, of Springfield, died at 9:45 am, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital. He was a born again Christian and went to be with the Lord.

He was born on April 29, 1931, in Macomb, IL to Charles “Jack” Williamson and Esther Mae (Gore) Williamson of Ipava, IL.
He married Joan Price (deceased) on August 20, 1950 in Ipava, IL. They were blessed with three sons: Michael David of Springfield, OR, Myron Dennis (Kathy) and Martin Dane (Lisa), two grandsons: Michael and Nathan, and three great-grandchildren all of Des Moines, IA.

He later married Janet Thornton, his loving wife for the last 44 years. From this marriage he gained three stepchildren, Jamie and Michael Thornton and Richard (Rita) Heuerman, and six step-grandchildren.

Charles was an active member of Southern View Chapel. He was a U.S. Army National Guard Veteran, proudly serving from 1948-1950. He worked at Fiat-Allis for 34 years retiring in 1985. During that time he also served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Patrol and was a Patron Life Member with the N.R.A., as well as a member of the Illinois State Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed restoring old firearms. He also enjoyed the wild bird and animals that came to his home for handouts of food and water. He loved and spoiled his cat, Sammy, who was his constant companion.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Robert James Williamson.

Visitation: 10:30-11:30 am, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Gary Gilley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address:

1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

Memorial Information

Southern View Chapel

Address:

4500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern View Chapel or Animal Protective League.


Animal Protective League

Address:

1001 Taintor Rd, Springfield, IL, 62702

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address:

1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

Memorial Information

Southern View Chapel

Address:

4500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southern View Chapel or Animal Protective League.


Animal Protective League

Address:

1001 Taintor Rd, Springfield, IL, 62702

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