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Bruce John Williams

July 8, 1943 ~ October 25, 2021 (age 78)

Obituary

Bruce John Williams, 78, of Urbana, IL, died at home on Monday, October 25, 2021.

He was born in Kansas City, MO, on 8 July 1943, son of the late Elizabeth J Belk & Hubert F. Williams. He is survived by his wife, Linda J Julian Williams, six siblings, and several nephews and nieces.

Bruce served in the Air Force as an electronic technician from 1961-65. He then attended University of Illinois. He graduated in 1971 and received his master’s in electrical engineering in 1973. He went on to work at the U of I until retirement in 2003.

Bruce had many interests throughout his life. He loved running & logged 20,000 miles. He played and built hammer dulcimers and was a founding member of Peppermill String Band. Bruce loved flying and received his private pilot’s certificate in 1986. He also earned commercial & instrument certification. He had been a member of EAA since 1985.

 A graveside service followed by an outdoor reception will be held at 9  a.m. on Monday, November 1, at Mt. Olive Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Urbana.

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