Charles "Chuck" Lee WilliamsSeptember 13, 1926 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 91)
Charles L. (Chuck) Williams, age 91 of Toledo, Ohio passed away on December 28, 2017 at ProMedica Goerlich Center, surrounded by his family. Chuck was born on September 13, 1926 to Chester and Causby Williams in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Chuck married Maxine F. Armbruster on May 29, 1950 in Marion, Ohio, and together they had 7 children.
Chuck joined the Navy in March of 1944 and served for two years as a Seaman First Class on the USS Enterprise, receiving an honorable discharge in February, 1946 after fighting in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. He retired from Bonded Oil (Marathon Oil) in 1989 following 30 years of service. Following his retirement, Chuck stayed active as an avid gardener and beekeeper, and he could frequently be found gathering for coffee with his close friends at Rudy’s Hot Dogs on Alexis Road.
Chuck is survived by his sons Greg and Joel (Heidi); daughters Debbie (Mike) Ball, Vickie Rygalski, Becky (Jim Rousos) Henderson, Lauri (Brent) Wilson, and Tina Williams; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and sister Molly Owens. He was preceded in death by Maxine, his wife of 64 years, his parents and 4 sisters.
The family will receive guests Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main Street, Sylvania, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie Street, Sylvania, with interment following at Toledo Memorial Park.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to home caregivers Robin Rucker, Madison Rucker and Sierra Rucker, as well as the staff at ProMedica Goerlich Center, for their attentive care over the final months of Chuck’s life. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider The Wounded Warrior Project.