Larry D. Williams

April 09, 1939 ‒ April 24, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Larry D. Williams, age 79 of Delaware passed away at home, Tuesday morning April 24, 2018.

He was born on April 9, 1939 in Delaware to the late Paul and Frances (Brown) Williams.

Introduced at their high school prom, he married the former Mary Louise (Warner) in 1964 and together they have shared 53 wonderful years through life’s journey.

In addition to his beloved wife Mary Louise, he is also survived by daughters: Leanne M. Koontz and Kris (Anita) Sparks, granddaughter Annie Koontz, brother Paul (Lorraine) Williams, sister Barbara (Robert) Andrews, sisters-in-laws Harriett Melvin, Jeanette (David) Maxwell, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

After leaving Willis High School, where he played track, football, and baseball in 1958, he went into the Ohio National Guard. In 1964, he began working for Dennison Engineering. Then went on to work as a Delaware County Sheriff Deputy.

In 1967, Larry began working for Northern Ohio Phone Company, which later became G.T.E., where he retired after 30 years of service. Into retirement he ran the mail room at Worthington Industries.

Larry was a member of St. Mary Church, Delaware Moose, Eagles, and AMVETS Post 104. Knowing every statistic of Ohio State University football, he was an avid fan of OSU and the Cleveland Browns. He was anxiously awaiting the NFL draft.  Computer wise, he enjoyed playing golf and old time Western movies.

Quick witted, he was fun loving, and a true people person. Simply put he was a nice guy who will be remembered for his charm and love of family.

Friends may call Friday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St, where services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael Watson officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Larry to Ohio Health Home Reach,, 404 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite H, Worthington, Ohio 43085.

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  • Dear Mary Louise and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sandi and George Bordick