McMinnville resident and DeGraff, Ohio native John Jeffrey Williams, 76, died Nov. 12 at his home after a lengthy illness.
A graduate of Riverside High School where he was a member of the marching band and football team, he served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He met and married his wife, Margaret (Peggy) Williams of Manheim, Pa., where they resided for 25 years. Upon his retirement they relocated to Warren County and resided there for the past 10 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mabel Williams, his son, Christopher Williams, grandson, Devon Paul Williams and stepchildren, Scott Maxwell and Kimberly Masse.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Jeffrey, David and Randall, and wife, Rhonda, Brian, Shawn, Terry and daughter, Laura Lee Williams; grandchildren, Justin Randall, Sonnie Marie, Samantha Lee Williams, Kaylie Martinez and Than Masse and great-grandchild, Brody Lynn Williams.
In honor of his wishes, there will be no funeral. A memorial service will be held at a later date.