Harold L. Williamson, 77, Lincoln, passed away Sunday (June 17, 2012) at his home.

The funeral for Mr. Williamson will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jefferson Street Christian Church, Lincoln, with Dr. Paul Boatman officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Fouts Cemetery, Irvington.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Arcola or to the Kimmie Williamson Educational Fund at the First National Bank in Arcola.

Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Lee Williamson was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Mount Vernon, the son of George Herbert and Grace Wells Williamson. He married Carolyn Witzel on April 12, 1958. She preceded him in death. He later married Pat Ward Cavenaile on July 4, 1992. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kimmie McDowell Williamson, at home; Timothy (Kim) Williamson, Texas; Stephen (Vicki) Williamson, Mount Carmel; James (Cindy) Williamson, Texas; and David (Tracey) Williamson, Bloomington; stepchildren, David (Susie) Cavenaile, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Barbara (Jeff) Clott, Lincoln; and Mark Cavenaile, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Joe (Joan) Mayo, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife.

Mr. Williamson graduated from Mount Vernon High School, Lincoln Christian University and St. Louis Christian University.

Mr. Williamson recently retired from the First Christian Church in Arcola. He has served as a minister for more than 50 years, doing ministry in many Central Illinois communities. Locally, he served the Armington Christian Church.

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