Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life, to share stories and memories of Stan, will be held Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the VFW, 1721 7th St., in Moline. Wendt Funeral Home of Moline, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Stanley R. Williams was born in Centerville, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 1942, to James and Opal Bever Williams. On June 1, 1996, in Bullhead, Ariz., he married Sharon Davis, who survives.
He graduated with the East Moline United Township High School class of 1960, and attended Black Hawk College in Moline. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 until 1964, and was a sharpshooter, a member of the competition shooting team and a general supply specialist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and reading. He retired from Deere & Company in August 2001, after 37 years.
In addition to his wife, Sharon, survivors include sons, Bill Davis and Allen Davis; grandchildren, Jami (Chris) Gordon, Adrianne (David) LaGrange and Aaron Davis; great-grandchildren, Lexi Gordon, Carter, and Keira and Colton LaGrange; and a brother, Dr. Charles (Donna) Williams.
A special thanks to best friend Jan Krueger, of Silvis. Also thank you to Stan's driver in his final years, Mrs. Kenneth (Diane) Stencer, of Carbon Cliff.
Online condolences may be sent at www.wendtfuneralhome.com.