CHAMPAIGN, IL- Lester Allen Williams, 73, of Champaign, passed away at 4:44 AM on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
There will be a graveside service at 11:30 AM, Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, with military rites accorded by Urbana American Legion Post 71.
Lester was born March 3, 1947, a son of Harold and Esther Mae(Taylor) Williams. He married Hazel Wygant on January 30, 1966 in Champaign. She survives. Also surviving is a son, David Williams(Kelly) of Danville, IL; three daughters, Sherry Walker of Sidney, IL, Monica Goddard(Robert “B.J.”) and Robin Spickard(Brad) of Danville, IL; 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, two brothers, Harold Williams of Urbana, Dale Williams of Tuscola, and a sister, Wanda Issac of Mahomet.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Sconce and Evelyn Dawkins.
Lester served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in the Maintenance Department for ADM and Meadow Gold in Champaign. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and loved trains.
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