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Bennie M. Williams

Williams, Bennie M. age 80 of Springfield, Ohio passed peacefully on February 26, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side.  Born September 19, 1938 in Springfield, Ohio, Bennie was the son of Bennie Ellis and Esther (West) Williams and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Bennie was raised in Clark County’s Children’s Home by Mom and Pop Boggs. Bennie was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing and watching deer. Bennie was a proud 33rd Degree Mason of St. Andrew’s Lodge and a member of the Ohio Eastern Star.  Bennie adored his grandchildren and family.  Preceded in death by his parents; daughter Kimberly Williams; son-in-law Joe Hickey, and brother John R. Williams.  Bennie leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years Ruby (Wallace) Williams of Springfield, Ohio; son Bennie (Judy) Williams of New Carlisle; daughters Kelly (Mark) Myers of Springfield and Lisa Hickey of South Vienna, Ohio; brothers Jack L. Williams of Geneva, NY; half-brother Ron Williams; 2 half-sisters; grandchildren Joshua, Jennifer, Caleb, Bennie, Paul, Jesse, Kim, Seth and Micah; great-grandchildren Colton, McKenzie, Reagan, Aviana, Emerson, Colby, Jase, Amelie, Cole, Chris, Emma, and Maria; special friends Jack Gilmartin and Dave Marshall. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00AM at the Ferncliff Cemetery Chapel.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2043 Memorial Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45505.  Arrangements in care of Ferncliff Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ferncliffcemetery.org.

4 Comments

  • Jeff Bennett Posted February 28, 2019 6:36 pm

    Ruby and family. I just heard of Bennies passing tonight from my Mom. Immediate thoughts and love went out to your whole family. My memories of Bennie go back to my days as a teenager and spending Friday nights at your house while you all played Pinochle. And me and Bennie fishing in a small boat in Palatka FL. Have no memory of catching actual fish but still remember that moment in time. Bennie was quick with a kind word and a humorous barb. I remember his humor most. He was a good man. Sorry for your loss and may Bennie be at peace. Love to all. Jeff

  • Linda Gast Posted February 28, 2019 8:39 pm

    I first met Bennie at Neal Chapter Eastern Star. He was a hoot. He always made me feel welcome and was so down to earth! His ornery, playful manner made him fun to be around and I will always remember all the times Ruby would just throw up her hands and roll her eyes so lovingly at him like he was an unruly kid in school or church! Bennie, I will miss you and that mischievous smile!

  • Dianne Menda Posted March 2, 2019 11:24 am

    My Dear Ruby and family. I am so saddened to learn of Bennie’s passing. I loved seeing pictures of his many projects and hobbies! I loved sending emails to Ruby and have her say “Bennie loved it!!” I loved this beautiful couple and the example their relationship showed others. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he was a good man loved by many! May God bless you and be Gracious unto you, and give you peace beyond all understanding . 🙏🙏❤️❤️

  • Vicki L (Queen) Taylor Roberts Posted March 2, 2019 8:46 pm

    Ruby, & Family, Sending our continued thoughts & prayers from both me & Francis Dodds to all of you. Bennie was such a special person & we know how greatly he is missed. Our love to you through out this difficult time.

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