September 18, 1933 ‒ March 15, 2015
MANSFIELD: Philip M. Williams, 81, of Mansfield passed away Sunday afternoon, March 15, 2015 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home.
The son of Alvin and Lois (Mitchell) Williams, Philip was born September 18, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in the small town of Kansas, Illinois, Phil was graduated from Kansas High School in 1951. He then served in the US Army from 1951-1953, and in the Army Reserve until 1961.
While attending Eastern Illinois University, Phil met Ann Rexroat. The two were married December 5, 1953. Phil graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
Phil first worked for the State of Illinois Insurance Department, until his relocation to Mansfield where he worked for Lumbermen’s Mutual/Prudential Insurance Companies. Serving as Senior Vice President and later, Corporate Secretary, Phil retired in 1994 after 24 years. He then worked as an insurance consultant.
Phil was director of the Ohio Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, was a charter member of the Society of Insurance Research, and was an honorary member of the order of the He-Tuck.
A sports fan, Phil cheered for the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Braves. Family camping trips spanned the nation. Phil also enjoyed camping locally in Mohican.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion.
Phil is survived by his sons John (Susan) Williams of Wooster and Doug (Evelyn) Williams of Mansfield; grandchildren Amber (Keith) Hannahs, Matthew Weeks, Rachel (Jeff) Welty, Anna (Matt) Amundson, Joel Allen, and Nicholas (Heidi) Allen; great grandchildren Samuel Brandes, Madeline Hansen, Cooper Welty, Emily Amundson, Jeffrey Amundson, and Story Hannahs.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Ann Williams who passed away in 1986.
The family will receive friends Friday, March 20, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow. Burial will follow in Sand Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com