Matthew J. Williams, 68 of Pawnee passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his home.
He was born February 2, 1952 in Springfield the son of William D. and Marcella Knepler Williams.
Serving in the U.S. Army from June 1972 until June 1978, he transitioned to a career with the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture’s Weights and Measures Division from July 1, 1988 until September 30, 2015.
Matthew married Kathy Patton on August 18, 1990 in Springfield and she preceded him in death on February 14, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his father, a son, Shayne Williams, and a brother, Kevin Williams.
Surviving are two children, Jeffrey (Kendra) Williams and Laurie Eby; four grandchildren, Sierra Jones, Peyton Williams, Kyla Ellis, and Roman Williams; mother, Marcella Williams; eight siblings, Mike Williams, Joyce (Tom) Leahy, Maureen Williams, John (Valerie) Williams, Madonna (Lynn) Strawn, Eileen (Dave) Broeckelmann, Patty (Kris) Williams, and Lisa (Matt) Schrage; several nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Pawnee.
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