Michael R. Williams

October 25, 1953 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 66)


Michael R. Williams, age 66, of Eldorado but formerly of Ridgway passed on this life, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in the Hamilton County Hospital, McLeansboro surrounded by his family.   Mike was born on October 25, 1953 in Eldorado, IL to the late Bernal Williams and Margaret (Barlow) Hendrix who survives.

Mike graduated from Ridgway High School as Salutatorian.  He worked in the Coal mines before getting hurt.   Mike loved music, rescuing Cats, riding his bike, where logged thousands of miles, and reading.  Mike had a good heart and wonderful soul, always kind and quiet.   He will be missed.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Diana Vaughn of Norris City, his mother, Margaret Hendrix of Ridgway, 2 sisters, Oleta Williams of McLeansboro, and Lora Simpson of Alabama, 3 Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and 1 deceased grandchild.

A graveside service will be on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Jackson Cemetery near Ridgway starting at 11:00 AM  Those wanting to attend to should meet at the cemetery.  

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Graveside Service
October 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Jackson Cemetery, Ridgway

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