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Billy Williams

Billy Wayne Williams, 89, of Jackson, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 at Monticello House.

He was born June 23, 1932, in Taskee, Missouri to Shadrach and Ada M. Bennett Williams. He and Mona F. Robinson were married Feb. 4, 1956, at Vancouver, British Columbia.

He served 20 years in the United States Navy, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam War. He worked at Procter & Gamble for 20 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Mona F. Williams of Jackson, two sons, Dale W. (Lisa) Williams of Jackson and Jimmy E. (Shana) Williams both of Jackson; five grandchildren, Garrett (Stephanie) Williams, Ashley (Justin) Hoskins, Whitney (Nick) Walker, Derek (Emily) Williams and Jimmy D. Williams; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

A graveside service was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Randy Riley officiating.

Inurnment was at Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau, with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to First Baptist Church of Jackson 212 S. High, Jackson, MO 63755, or flowers can be delivered to Dale and Lisa Williams, 132 County Lane, Jackson, MO.

Online condolences may be made at

Ford & Sons Funeral Home – Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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