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Samuel K. Williams
Samuel K. WilliamsHammerSamuel K. Williams, 75 of Richwood, died peacefully early Thursday morning, February 25, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 22, 1940 in Clearfield, Kentucky to the late Joseph Williams and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Williams Watson.  He was also preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Mabel Brown, and a step-grandson, Dalton Carmean.

Sam's first love was his family, which included his "second" family of co-workers and customers at McAuliffe’s ACE Hardware in Marysville. He enjoyed hiking, camping, hunting, and everything that involved being outdoors. Sam was an avid carpenter by trade. There was never a project too challenging for him to tackle. He had a passion for helping and teaching others whether at home, at ACE, or in the community.

Although Sam was a man of few words, he always spoke with wisdom, love, laughter, humility, and truth. With his resilient faith, he witnessed to many by living a life for Christ. A scripture he held close to his heart was Philippians 3: 13-14, "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

On October 27, 1962 he married the former Nancy Jean Brown in Columbus and she survives in Richwood.   He is also survived by three daughters, Vicki (Steve) Price, Richwood; Jean (Mike) Carmean, Richwood; Heidi (Matt) Dunbar, Marysville; twelve grandchildren, Sarah (Cory) Smith, Nathan (McKenzie) Price, Bethany Price, Alicia (Cody) Beery, Janae Price, Nicholas Call, Joseph (Mikaela) Call, Samantha Call, Ryan, Kelsey, Austin and Morgan Reese; four step-grandchildren, Erin Dunbar, Lindsay (Nick) Sallecchia, Carolyn and Dillon Carmean; ten great-grandchildren, Kinley, Colton, Drake and Elizabeth Smith, Levi Price, Jaydence Call, Jada and Joseph Call, Peyton and Paxton Engle; a brother, Scott (Arlene) Williams, Missouri; a brother-in-law, Dick (Joyce) Brown, Gahanna; and a sister-in-law, Sue (Keith) Miller, Lancaster.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Dr. Jeremy Westbrook officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call Monday, February 29 from 3 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Union County Cancer Society, 532 Fairwood Drive, Marysville, OH  43040, Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH 43040, and Honor Flight of Columbus, P. O. Box 12036, Columbus, OH  43212.

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#1 from: roy and rona penix
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 6:34 PM

your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

#2 from: Brian & Bertie Eversole
Florence, SC
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Sam had the most sweet, peaceful spirit. He always had a kind word and a hug ready to share (: I'll always remember his kindness, his servants heart and our days working together at McAulliffe's. Well done good & faithful servant.

#3 from: Evelyn and Jack
Worthington, Ohio
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Vicki we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing.  Sending our prayers and hugs to you, Steve and the family.

#4 from: Shelley Beeney
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM

One of the nicest Men I know - a great, kind soul - Nancy, the girls and their families we are so sorry for your loss - Hugs and prayers to comfort you all.  

#5 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Our deepest heartfelt sympathies.  He leaves a legacy of a strong, loving family.

#6 from: Linny  Jividen
Berlin, Germany
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:50 PM

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now.  We extend our most sincere condolences to you.
Linny Jividen, Frank Schindler Berlin, Germany, Tonya Clay (Jividen) Newport News, VA,  Jim Jividen Richwood, Ohio

#7 from: Becky Ballinger
Marion, Oh
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in prayer.

#8 from: Charles & Peggy Hall
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:03 PM

Sorry for your loss.  May God hold you close at this time and in the days ahead.

#9 from: chris reese
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:12 PM

I want to send my condolences to Sam's family....I have known Sam basically my entire life. I looked up to and admired Sam tremendously in and outside the church...I will remember you always Sam...Rip sir

#10 from: Peggy Jamison
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

So sorry for your loss, but we know he is with his Lord! Prayers for comfort and strength for the family!

#11 from: Nancy & Bill Streng
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:48 PM

We always sought out Sam at Ace!  Sometimes, if he wasn't there, we would come back when he was there.  He was nice & knowledgeable.  Just this Christmas, he helped me pick out a chainsaw for my husband.  We are so sorry for your loss.  He was wonderful!  He helped me design a base for a full size Santa out of PVC pipe!  We will miss him.

#12 from: Patty Beery
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 7:22 PM

I'm so sorry to read this!  So many great memories of Sam and  all the family.  Love, hugs, and prayers to all!

#13 from: Stacie Kunkle
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 8:29 PM

So sorry to hear this. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.  We love you.

#14 from: Bobbie Adkins
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 9:19 PM

Prayers to your family, Sam was always a cheer to be around.  He would come to me to get massages and he shared stories of his family and his love for his job at Ace hardware.  He always made me smile.  

#15 from: Doreen and Jeff Wills
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 10:40 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

#16 from: Rebecca Davis (Smith)
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Nancy I'm so sorry for your loss! He was such a great strong man! I always remembered how hard of a worker he was when you used to watch me when I was younger! And my dad said he was nothing but the most helpful at ace!!  My prayers are with you in this hard time! Reach out if you need anything!

#17 from: Annette Beachy
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 10:31 AM

I was sorry to hear of your fathers passing.  Prayers for you and your families for Peace and Hope.  

#18 from: Pegge and Ed Warwick
Steamboat Springs Colorado
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Thinking of Sam's family and sending wishes for peace and comfort as you go through this time...

#19 from: Leah Mohiuddin
Marysville, Ohio
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM

I never got to meet Mr. Williams but I do believe he helped me and my husband many times at Ace.  I know he was a great man because of his daughter Heidi Dunbar.  I know how much she loved and cherished him.  May the family have peace knowing that he is in heaven with no pain and smiling down upon each of them.

#20 from: James & Glenda Ford
HIlliard, Ohio
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 8:43 PM

Dear Vicki, & family,

Sorry to hear of your dads passing. Sending love and prayers to you and your family especially now.

James, Glenda & family

#21 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 8:50 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Husband, Grandfather, friend, God's disciple, and a wonderful person that touched so many lives.  May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace, comfort, and understanding.  Sam is now in heaven making a place for all of us to meet again someday.  He is dancing and having a great time with all of his family and friends in heaven.  Love you all and God Bless!

#22 from: Rick & Julie Ross
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 8:57 PM

We are saddened of Sam's passing but we know he is HOME. Thoughts & prayers to the entire family.

#23 from: Fritz  Arlene Blue
154 S.Franklin Street Richwood,OH
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 8:58 PM

Dear Jean & family;

Words are of so little comfort at times like this. Your family sure has more than your share of heartache and sorrow. I send hugs and you know I love you and hope for peace in the future days to come.

#24 from: Marilyn Coleman
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 10:14 PM

Vicki and family I am so sorry for your loss.  Your Dad will enjoy spendING time with George while waiting.  

#25 from: John & Kay Coder
Marion Ohio
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 8:43 AM

Your family will remain in our prayers we are so sorry for your loss.Warm hugs to you all.

#26 from: Dean Holben
Gallipolis, Oh
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Nancy and girls, I worked with Sam at Kinetis/Peabody Noise Control and always found him to being one that the Christ was proud of. We will all miss him but his presence has helped us  along on our earthy journey.

#27 from: Christie Henderson Hunter
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Forever in my heart. Such a great man of God.

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