Arthur R. Williams, 90, of Springfield, died at 10:35 am, Sunday, February 20, 2011 at his home. He was born January 30, 1921 in Springfield to Harmon Edward and Ann Louise Young Williams. He married Betty Jane Irwin in 1942 and she survives. Also surviving are his children; son, Raymond Williams of Kansas City, KS, son, Gary (wife: Denise) Williams of Texas, daughter, Sharon (husband: Michael) Roth of Springfield; son Curt Williams of Sherman and son, Steve Williams of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister Helen Sample of Colorado Springs, CO and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Hank Williams.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WWII; was a lifelong resident of Springfield and retired from Springfield Mass Transit after 15 years of service as a City Bus Driver.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 10 am Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Kip Treoger officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery