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Jerald Williams, 88, of Evening Shade, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at his home.

He was born May 17, 1933, in Evening Shade, Mo. to Guy Ross and Martha Matilda (Duncan) Williams.

In October 1964, he married Kathryn LeBaron.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Guy Ross Jr. and Dale Williams; and a sister, Joyce Bettes.

Jerald grew up in the Plato area and was a member of the Roby Baptist Church. He was baptized and accepted Christ as his Savior in 1952.

He went into the Army in May of 1953 and served in Korea until April of 1955. He moved to Michigan in 1963 and started to work for General Motors. He worked there as a master mechanic until he retired in 1994. In 2001 he and his wife moved to Evening Shade. He loved people, and never met a stranger. He was very proud of his lawn mowing and he mowed several lawns in the area. His favorite thing was to drive the back roads in his old red truck and stop and visit along the way.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn of Evening Shade; a son, Jerald Michael Williams and wife Tina of Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Lori Satkowiak and husband Scott of Flint, Mich.; two daughters, Lori Satkowiak and husband Scott of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Tammi Rupp of Evening Shade; eight grandchildren, Jared, Carly, Shelby, William, Jacob, Joseph, Hunter, and Charlie; five great-grandchildren, Aubriana, Elorie, Bryson, Cheyann, and Kaysen; a sister, Claudeen Handley and husband Wayne of Evening Shade; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Gale of Windermere, Fla. and Sherry Redingar of Grand Blac, Mich.; a brother-in-law, Dennis LeBaron of Holly, Mich.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

No services are planned at this time. In the spring a graveside service with full military honors will be held at Palace Cemetery, under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston.