Leo F. Williams, 88, of Coal Valley, Illinois, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Amber Ridge Assisted Living, Moline, Illinois.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2019, in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Burial is in Rock Island National Cemetery, where the Moline American Legion Post #246 will present military honors. Visitation is 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Civil Air Patrol.
Leo was born March 4, 1931, in Sextonville, Wisconsin, to Ray and Grace (Fry) Williams. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and married Edith Beard on May 21, 1953, in Buena Vista, Virginia. She died January 2, 2013.
He worked at F.A.A. for 9 ½ years, before going to work at Farmall Tractor Works for 17 ½ years as an induction heat treat engineer. He ended his career with 7 ½ years on the Rock Island Arsenal as an electronic technician.
Leo was a member of the Boy Scout Troop #118, the Rock Island County Civil Defense, and the Civil Air Patrol. He was also an amateur radio operator for much of his life and obtained his pilot's license in 1959. He enjoyed radio-controlled model boats and spending time with his family.
Survivors include five children, Fred and Aletha Williams of Taylor Ridge, Illinois, Patricia and Ronald Jones of Santaquin, Utah, Harry and Tomah Williams of Godfrey, Illinois, Linda and Darryl Rochford of Altoona, Iowa, and Robert and Shelley Williams of Rock Island; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Noble of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his wife, and infant brother, and a grandson, Matthew Williams.
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