Wilbur Williams, 85, of Lincoln, IL, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at his residence.
Wilbur was born on January 22, 1933 in Brin Hill, IL, the son of Raymond and Opal Chapman Williams.
He married Virginia L. Taylor on June 26, 1955 in Oblong, IL. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2008.
Surviving are three children, Donald (Marla) Williams of Lincoln, IL, Ronald Williams of Lincoln, IL, and Lesliea (James) Palmer of Mt. Zion, IL, and six grandchildren, Amy Williams of Springfield, Ryan (Allison) Williams of Lincoln, Valorie (James) Litton of Brownsburg, IN, Douglas Palmer of Springfield, Drue Palmer of Highland, and Sommer Williams of Lincoln. Additionally, Wilbur is survived by five great-grandchildren.
Wilbur was the principal at the Lincoln Junior High. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post #263 in Lincoln for many years, as well as the Old Ivory Club, Llewellin Club, and the National Education Association.
Services for Wilbur will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at New Union Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post #263.
Memorials may be made to the Lincoln American Legion or to the Lincoln School District #27.