John Thomas Williams

Born: Sun., Aug. 23, 1936
Died: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sun., Mar. 08, 2020

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John Thomas Williams, age 83, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at his home in Brandon.


John was born in Shoreham on August 23, 1936. He was the son of Benjamin Harrison Williams and Frederika (Ryan) Williams. He grew up in Shoreham. He received his education in Shoreham and Middlebury schools. He joined the United State Marine Corps in 1953 and was Honorably Discharged in 1956. Following his discharge, he had worked at Pratt-Whitney Corporation in Hartford, CT until returning to Vermont in 1959. He had worked with his father in the roofing business until starting his own roofing and painting business. He retired in 1999. He and his wife spent the next 15 years as snow birds to Florida. In his earlier years he enjoyed racing cars and playing golf and hanging out with friends playing poker. In more recent time he enjoyed tinkering with anything that needed fixing. He like yard sales and collecting junk, but most of all spending time with his family.


He is survived by his wife; Carmen (Reed) Williams of Brandon; whom he married in Rutland on April 11, 1964; 2 sons; Kevin Williams and Tim Williams both of Forest Dale, 3 daughters; Diana Williams and Laurie Williams both of Forest Dale and Polly Williams of Lake Panasogskee, FL, 2 brothers; Robert Williams and Maurice Williams, 6 sisters; Jean Currier, Nancy Slade, Mary Warren, Patricia Gagnon, Margaret Ribiat and Terry Lee Brinkman. 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by a daughter; Karen E. Williams, a brother; Benjamin H. Williams, II and 2 nieces and 2 nephews.


Friends may pay their respects to the family, at a gathering “In Celebration of his Life” on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 12 until 2 PM, at Brandon American Legion Post #55. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place, at a later date, in Forest Dale Cemetery.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733 or to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.



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Rhoda and David Forrest
   Posted Tue March 03, 2020
RIP John and thanks for the fun memories at the Maple Leaf and Black Jack's Tavern. God bless you Tootie and the family.

Sheryl Magoon
   Posted Fri March 06, 2020
I always admired this man. A smile that would light up a room. He loved his family so much. I used to take the girls every year trick or treating to their home. Tootie, my heart is so sad for you. You were an amazing couple. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Donna Piper
   Posted Sat March 07, 2020
One great person and one hell of a man that will never be forgotten in my eyes, as well as everyone that new him. Somebody mentioned he loved his family and I know that is one true statement. I was sure happy his entire family treated me as one. In saying this that made me one happy camper. I enjoyed being with ALL of them. JW always made me laugh so hard, no matter what he was doing. Most of the time here was picking on me, I sure do miss that. In our later years I really didn't see them so much, just wanted to say I MISS AND LOVE AND I AM SO SORRY TO LOSE A FRIEND AND SORRY YOU GUYS HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THIS SORROW...Donna

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