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John Williams

John Newton Williams

Friday, February 21st, 1930 - Monday, March 16th, 2020
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John Newton Williams, born on February 21, 1930, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the age of 90.

Gentle John as Mittie would call him, was a quiet, kind soul who never bragged about the great things he had done in his life. He was proceeded in death by his father Paul, mother, Elise (Venz), his first wife Marilyn (Gerhard), Brother Paul, sister in-law Jean (Potter) and brother in-law Dick Lane. His second wife Mittie Simpson survives him, 2 children Tod, Heidi (Forrest), 3 Grandchildren Hanna Maskevich, Joy Brady and Katherine Williams. Great grandchildren Kimberly, Hunter, Nick, Jordan, Carolann, Langston and Hudson, Sister In-law Catherine Lane, Nephews Mark and Ross Williams, Mark Lane and Nieces Amber Goddard, Michelle Lane, Christa Larson, and Lisa Lane.

John was a boy who could not read or write in third grade but graduated a High School Valedictorian. He went to Ohio State University achieving a Master’s degree in Political Science. He then served in the Army followed by working for the Naval Department as a civilian. In 1965 he transferred to the Department of Defense at the Pentagon where he retired in 1985 after 30 years as Director of Space Management. For his service, he was awarded the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Medal (The second highest award for civilians).

John was a lover of photography, nature, birds, and history. He traveled throughout the United States camping at National parks. Later he made many trips to Europe and the Caribbean. These passions were passed on to his children. He was a model for how a life should be lead, and he will be missed by those who knew him.

Due to the Corona virus restrictions, the memorial service and interment will be scheduled at a later time at National Memorial Park.

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