Gerald “Jerry” Williams

August 23, 1938 ‒ January 10, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Gerald “Jerry” Williams, age 76 of Delaware, passed away Saturday morning January 10, 2015 at Kobacker House in Columbus.

He was born on August 23, 1938 in Delaware to the late Richard and Laura (Smart) Williams. He was a 1956 graduate of Linden McKinley High School and was a US Army Korean Veteran. He worked for Columbia Gas where he learned data processing and retired from the State of Ohio Department of Health in 1988 after 33 years in that field. He was a member of the Bellpoint United Methodist Church, Hidden Valley Golf Course, Green Acres Golf Course and Cape Coral Golf Course where held the club championship for two years.

Jerry was an avid golfer and played golf everyday. He enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles and playing cards. Jerry’s favorite pastimes were family gatherings and playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years: Phyllis (Wright) Williams and they were married April 14, 1957 in Columbus; son: Terry (Kelly) Williams of Delaware; nephew whom he raised: John (Laura) Wells of Ashley; grandchildren: Matthew (Brooke), Jeremiah (Alex) Williams, Johnny, Christian Wells; great grandchildren: Julianna, Owen, Kaylin, Ian, Parker Williams, Kandence, Jake Wells; brothers: Dick (Sandy) Williams, Harry (Sherrie) Williams; sister: Nola Wilcox; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by brother: Reg Williams; sisters: Sandra Wells, Loretta Williams, Peggy Counts.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware where services will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul McCullough officiating. Interment will follow in the Oller Cemetery after which lunch will be served at the Bellpoint United Methodist Church, 4771 State Route 257 S., Delaware, Ohio  43015

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Williams family and condolences may be expressed at .


  • So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a very fun guy and I will always remember him being so kind when we would camp out at your place to do a little Real Estate.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy and I will be holding you in my thoughts for peace and comfort.
    Sue Bump

  • We met Jerry at JP & Alex Williams wedding. He and Phyllis had been married the same year we were, but a few months longer. Therefore, they won the prize for the couple married the longest. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Our sympathy goes out to Phyllis and all the family.

    Tom & Janet Lallathin
    Grandparents to Alex Williams

  • He sure was a fun guy. We will miss our domino games in Florida! Our deepest sympathy to Phyllis and family.c

  • Was shocked and very saddened by the news yesterday. Jerry was such a wonderful
    man. He is now able to live forever in Heaven. Phyllis – Russ and Alta know you will be o.k. now . . . your family will hold you and hold you and hold you close.

  • Our hearts are filled with sadness. We knew Jerry as a neighbor in Florida. Even though we only saw Phyllis and him during the winter and early spring months, we thought of them as special friends. We will miss him.

    Phyllis, our thoughts are with you.

    Lois and Jim

  • Phyllis, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If we can help or doing anything down here in Florida please let us know.
    Mark and Tish

  • I always enjoyed playing golf with Jerry at Hidden Valley Golf Course in the Monday morning scrambles. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

  • I always enjoyed playing golf with Jerry at Hidden Valley Golf CCourse in the Monday morning scramble scrambles. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

  • Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Jerry, good friend for 50 years. He was our card playing partner. We love you both and are very sad to lose him. We will see him again someday and look forward to that.

    All of our love.
    Jim and Carolyn Sowards

  • Uncle Jerry… I’m at a loss for words. You will be greatly missed. I will always remember you for the tractor rides you took us kids on, the time you taught me how to play gin/rummy, how the money you would slide in my direction when I was younger smelled, the sugar-free candy you would always lets us sneek, how you called me “Windsey”, and most of all, I will always remember how no matter how old I got, I had to get a kiss from you before you or I left. I am deeply saddened that I will not be able to get those anymore, but I am so very happy that you are in Heaven playing golf and visiting with your mom, brother, and sisters and many more. I love you Uncle Jerry and thank you for being the best adopted grandfather I could ask for. *Muah*

  • Phyllis & Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Kelly & Skyelar Rock

  • Sorry for your loss, Terry. May God’s peace and comfort surround you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Terry,

    Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy we will be holding you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dan & Kathy Rogers

  • Terry so very sorry for your family are in my prayers for your family. It has been too close since your uncle Reg pass away. If need anything you need give me a call. Donald Wolbert.

  • Terry, sorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Terry and family. I wanted to take this time and say I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My family will be lifting your families in prayer over the next couple weeks to come. Take time to reflect on the amazing gift God has blessed you through the life of Jerry and may God comfort you all in this difficult time.

  • Terry,
    You and your family have our deepest condolences. You are in our prayers.
    Steve & Evelyn Whipps

  • Dear Phyllis and family. Betty and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was such a good guy and we had great times there in Columbus. I am also sorry we did not see of his passing until today. Betty and I will be praying for God to comfort you and your family at this difficult time. Marsh and Betty

  • Our deepest condolences to Phyllis and her family. Jerry was a friend to many of us here in Cape Coral. We loved golfing and playing pinochle with him. We will miss that great personality . What a fun loving guy.

  • TERRY,

  • Phyllis, We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. Dave always enjoyed playing golf with Jerry and we both enjoyed playing cards with you both. We are keeping you in our prayers. We ask God to be with you and comfort you and your family with his love during this difficult time.