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2/18/2019 11:16:00 AM
Thomas John Williams
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Thomas John Williams, 60, of Taylorville passed away at 7:55 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on May 28, 1958 in Chicago, the son of Gerald and Hermine (Holbach) Williams. He married Celeste Usher in July of 2016 in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on August 3, 2018.

Thomas previously worked in maintenance at State of Illinois offices in Springfield. He enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, working on home improvement projects. He always was a hardworking man, no matter what the task.

He is survived by his mother: Hermine Williams of Taylorville; sons: Billy Williams (Pamela), Robert Williams (Jamie), and Bradley Williams (Gwen Kersey) all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Alyson Williams and Steven Williams; brother: Kenny Williams (Kathie Huson) of Virden; and sister: Kathy Mandros (Mark) of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his father and wife.

Mr. Williams will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11a.m. on Thursday. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Thomas, or condolences to the family, may be left online at

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