Shane M. Williams

September 29, 1974 ‒ May 04, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Shane M. Williams, age 39, of Marion, Ohio, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Marion General Hospital. Shane was born on September 29, 1974 in Huntington, Indiana to Ronald L. and Winona (Huston) Williams. Shane was a fun loving man, he was sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face and make them laugh. He was lovingly known as “Uncle Teddy Bear” by his many nieces and nephews and would always be the first to help out a friend. Being a music fan, he was a singer with Bull Dog Courage, and enjoyed hard core music. Shane was a sports enthusiast; he always cheered for his favorite teams which included Notre Dame, Oakland A’s, The Jets, and The Philadelphia Flyers. Shane is survived by his mother, Winona Williams, of Marion; brother, Timothy (Suzy) Williams of Huntertown, IN; sisters, Michelle (Matt) Sheppard of Marion; numerous nieces, nephews, and special brothers abroad; and faithful companion, Sheba the German Sheppard. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald L Williams. May Shane rest in power. Visitation will be held from 3 until 6PM on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Online condolences may be expressed at

  • Shane we will miss you brother. Never forget the first time I met you and the first time I heard BDC. Rest in Power brother. Prayers to your family.

  • My thoughts are prayers are with you in this difficult time. Shane was a great man with a huge heart and some great come backs. I consider myself lucky to have met him and honored to call him friend. May you rest in power Shane.

  • Shane was a such a good person and a unique man with a tough exterior but a very kind heart. He was so talented with his writing, and he was also one of the funniest and wittiest people I have known. I will always cherish the time we shared together, when he was one of my best friends and confidants. Rest in peace and power, Shane. You are missed.

  • Shane We Will Miss you Brother not only did you accept me as a friend you accepted me as a brother and i will never ever forget you. you where so proud of me when i last saw you for the things i am doing and i will cont to make you proud as you look out for me and others from above Rest In Power

  • Whether it was serious conversation or just sending random Star Wars pictures back and forth, Shane was one of my favourite people to talk to. He could always make me laugh, was a good listener, and genuinely cared about his loved ones. I admired his talents musically, and am grateful I got a chance to see him perform with Bulldog Courage. I feel very grateful to have known Shane for the brief time I did. I know he will be missed very much. I miss him already.

  • Shane we were not the closest of friends but whenever we crossed paths at shows we always shared lots of laughs I’ll never forget you standing up for me and not even knowing me the first time we met, rest in peace brother.

  • Oh my Shaner.. I’m gunna miss our movie dates and deep conversations about life.. How you always knew how to make me laugh and make me feel better about myself.. I am thankful I got to see you when you were in Albany last.. And I will treasure it till I take my last breath.. You took a piece of my heart with you.. Hold it safe till I see you again… Rest in Power my sweet brother.

  • While I had only interacted at shows it was always pleasurable and thescene will not be the same without yyou! Rest easy, in peace && power, with an eye on us all. Forever missed but remembered by many.

  • There is no death, my good friend. People die only when we forget them,’ my mother explained shortly before she left me. ‘If you can remember me, I will be with you always. You will not be forgotten brother. Play on brother.

  • Shane.. where does the time go?? It fills my heart to know that memories I have made with you are epic enough to be re-told in stories to some of the new guys.. but it fills my eyes with more tears than I can bear.. please know how much I miss you… How much I have always adored you.. trust me when I say, you have more than deserved your wings.. try not to be too sarcastic 😉 take them, and watch over us.. xox

  • For a period of time we talked everyday about everything and nothing at all, when we were together the building tipped and we laughed. As the years went on we didnt talk as much, in fact months went by in between chats, my fault entirely, but I always thought I could pick up that phone and you’d be there. Im gonna miss you brother. Sleep well and Rest In Power…we will chat again

  • I am very sorry to hear about Shane’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Bev and Greg Cook

  • Don’t know u at all but many people i love know that u rock and all i can say is if they all feel that way i have no doubt that its true i hope that u r in a way btr place than here meet u on the other sidep

  • I am hoping Shanes family is reading this…. I just want to send them as much love as i possibly can. I only got to meet you guys once, but that was enough to realize where Shane came from and what made him who he was. I will never forget how at home I felt after an 11 hour drive straight from Albany to attend his sisters wedding. The four of us rolled in at some god awful hour. Mama Shane was there waiting for our arrival. We sat up for hours even though we had to get up early the next morning. She greeted us with a bottle of Jameson and more love than I can express… Be strong you guys, you know that’s what he would want. XOXO

  • I’ll continue to make a wish with every 11:11 that comes alone and every star I see …. Shane didn’t believe in making wishes on stars because stars aren’t magic they are science . But he would always make wishes on 11:11 and throw them out into the world because his wish would come true for someone ,someday and I’ll keep throwing them out there . If only you could return with a wish because that wish has been thrown out many times in the last two days .

  • Thank you, Shane. You were a bright presence in my life during a time of darkness. Love you, buddy.

  • I was sad to hear of this. You are an amazing person. So sweet. Always looked out for everyone. Definitely miss you.

  • Shane was an amazing individual that I got to know in the last year. You will be sorely missed my friend. Rock on!

  • I am so sorry to see that Shane passed away, Nona. It’s not the way things are supposed to go.

  • Our Prayers are with Shane’s family and friends. We know this is a difficult time. We know Justin and Shane are looking out for us all smiling and at peace

  • Shane….you are a man with a big heart. I enjoyed our talks in front of valentines. Rip. I’m sorry.

  • By the time I finally got to meet you I had already felt like I had known you for years. You and your brother are definitely from the same mold, one of a kind. It was entirely my pleasure getting to know you.

  • Sorry to the Williams family. I was very saddened to hear the news of Shane’s passing. Although I haven’t seen Shane in over 20 years I will miss him. Stay strong.

  • I only just found out about Shane’s passing. I am sorry I didn’t make it to the funeral. He was a loyal friend to my late husband Chris. They shared a friendship that was full of laughs and late night talks. Shane was also a friend to me when Chris passed and our late night talks meant a lot to me too. I will miss him, and I hope to see him again in heaven. Much love to you Nona.

  • I am so sorry about the passing of Shane.He was a great friend to my son Christopher. Your famuly is in my prayers.May Shane rest in peace.

  • I Don’t know you personally but you have definitely touched the lives of people that I was lucky to have called a friend and any friend of theirs I would consider mine rest in peace .