Tom Williams

Bethalto | Sunday, September 21 2014

Tom Williams, 56, went to be with the Lord at 11:27 pm Sunday, September 21, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born on February 21, 1958 in Wood River, IL, the son of Bernard and Ruby Opal (Smith) Williams.

He married Keri Tutt on January 10, 1998. She survives.

He was owner/operator of Prairie Street Auto.  Tom had a big heart and loved to help the Bethalto Community in various ways.  He enjoyed drag racing, his dogs and working on cars, but most of all he loved spending time with Keri and watching Justin play basketball.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Justin at home; his siblings and their spouses, Ella Louise (Rob) Balford of Green Castle, PA, Omer (Carol) Williams of Cottage Hills, Homer (Pamela) Williams of Bethalto, Ann Jones of Hartford, Pam Williams of Hartford, John (Brenda) Williams of Alton, Shirley (John) Lopez of Albuquerque, NM, Shelia (Waldo) Modlin of Bethalto; several nieces, nephews and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Gary Jones.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Funeral services are at 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Harold Hughes.

Burial will follow at Rose lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to First National Bank for the Justin Williams Fund.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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