Harold Calvin Williams

Harold Calvin Williams, 86, of Mt. Vernon died 7:40 a.m. 
Wednesday April 1, 2009, at his home.

He was born January 19, 1923, in Jefferson County, the son 
of James Calvin and Margery Pauline (Williamson) Williams. 
He married Doris Cook on July 10, 1945; she survives in Mt. Vernon.

Calvin was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He worked 
for the U. S. Postal Service for 32 years. Calvin also dedicated 
40 years of his life to military service. A recipient of the 
Purple Heart, he served in WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was 
twice elected commander of the American Legion and was also selected 
Legionnaire of the year. He was the Business Manager for the American 
Legion's Baseball Program for 16 years with more than 400 Jefferson 
County youth participating. Calvin was one of the organizers of an 
Amvet Post which was selected as the outstanding Amvet Post in the 
United States. He served as a member of the Legion's Military Funeral 
Detail, was a school board member and 4-H Leader. As you look at the 
life Calvin led, you will see a life of service to many. Calvin was 
named into the Senior Saints Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also a member 
of the Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon. 

He is survived by his wife Doris Williams of Mt. Vernon; one son, 
Doug Williams and wife Jo of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Cheryl and 
husband Larry Barker of Mt. Vernon; four granddaughters, Kim and 
husband Jeff Aspelmeier of Radford, Virginia; Julie and husband 
Craig Kujawa of Mt. Vernon; Kit and husband Dan Sheets of Fenton, 
Missouri; Lori and husband Todd Ringel of Salem; also five great 
grandchildren Keatyn, Kelby, Quinton, and Calan Kujawa and Leala 
Jane Sheets. Calvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather and 
great- grandfather.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents and one brother 
Howard K. Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Saturday April 4, 2009 
at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Mr. J. Howard Kraps officiating. 
Interment will follow at Williams Cemetery in rural Mt. Vernon with 
military rites provided by American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. 
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Newell Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Williams 
Cemetery Association or American Legion Post # 141 Baseball Program 
and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
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