Edwin Paul Williams, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died early Thursday morning, October 11, 2018, at his home.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Mr. Williams was born October 19, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio to Edwin James and Mildred Garnhart Williams.  He was a 1949 graduate of Westerville High School and attended Purdue University.  He moved to Washington Court House 40 years ago from Elyria.

Before his retirement, he was a salesman of golf course and turf supplies for LESCO.

Mr. Williams was an inductee into the Washington High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  He served in England with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine Rose (Jeri) Shoaf, whom he married November 11, 1951; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Scott Hartman of Canal Winchester, three granddaughters and their spouses, Cristin and Mark DeVries, Caree and Adam Dey and Tricia and Dewey Landis; three great grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Fred Martinelli of Ashland, Ohio.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  A family memorial service will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.


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  • Jerry Mount says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Williams and daughter Jill and family. A wonderful man who loved his Boilermakers, Blue Lions, and our local athletes that had success after high school. A great friend and neighbor to my family for many years on Carolyn Rd.

  • Barbara Swartzlander & Sheldon Kaye says:

    Rest in peace, Ed. You were the best!!! Your sudden and unexpected departure leaves us all heartbroken. We loved all our fabulous & fun adventures with you & family throughout the years. Cowabunga! until we meet again! Love forever, Barb & Sheldon