Larry Ellis Williams, 69, died suddenly at 8:55 a.m., Friday, June 22, 2012 at his residence.He was born in Alton on June 20, 1943, and was the son of the late Frank & Lillie Mae (Brown) Williams.Larry grew up in Alton, and most of his adult life was spent in Wood River, where and his wife raised thier family of five daughters before relocating to the Carrollton area 13 years ago.He was employed at Spann Building Maintenance in St. Louis for 20 years, and retired from the St. Louis Special School District after 17 years, where he was a maintenance supervisor.He married the former Kathy Ann "Kate" Kilmer on Jan. 26, 1973 in Alton, and they have shared 39 years together.Surviving are his wife, Kathy "Kate" Williams of Carrollton; his five daughters & their spouses, Toni & Daniel Jackson, Lonnie & Danny McClain, Sarah Barnes, Penny Williams all of Kane; and Erin & Aaron Wolford of Jerseyville; 15 Grandchildren; a foster daughter & her husband, Tina & Christopher Rexford, and their four children of Alton; two brothers, Clyde Williams of Alton, and Paul Williams of East Alton; two sisters, Barb Menzie of Alton, and Charlotte Fessler of Elsah.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene A., Calvin & Nellis Williams; and five sisters, Vera Gaskill, Emma Fritz, Shirley Williams, Joanne Williams, and Florence Sanders.Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Amanda Hall will officiate.Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Kingdom Increase Church located on North Washington St., in Jerseyville.
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