BELOIT, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – James A. Williams, 70, of Beloit passed peacefully at his favorite place to be, home, on Sunday, June 27, 2020.
James was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on June 24, 1950 and was raised in Berlin Center and resided in Beloit with his wife, Patricia Mae (Crawford) Williams, whom he married in 1970.
He was a member of the Westview Church of Christ in Austintown, Ohio.
He enjoyed rebuilding and painting cars; racing at Quaker City Speedway, small time farming and motorcycles. James liked sports, games and was extremely competitive.
He worked for Bliss Manufacturing Company and sometimes for the family business, until an accident left him a paraplegic.
Despite his paralysis, he continued tending his property, gardening, tinkering in the his garage and enjoying the company of his dog. He will be most remembered by family and friends as exceedingly hard working, his ability to repair anything and always willing to lend a helping hand.
James is survived by his wife, Patricia (Crawford) Williams; mother, Dorothy Genetta of Sebring, Florida; daughter, Stephanie Burdette of Canfield; son, James A. Williams, Jr. of Beloit and three grandchildren, Carly DeRose of Alexandria, Virginia, Vincent DeRose of Canfield and Gina DeRose of Columbiana.
James was preceded in death by his father, Charles Williams and a brother, David Williams.
Private services have taken place.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526. You may sign the guest register and view the obituary online at www.grfuneralhome.com.
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