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Rev. James Walter WilLIAMS

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:45 am

Rev. James Walter Williams age 84 of Fulton, formerly of Farber passed away Saturday Jan. 24, 2015 at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 28 at the Farber Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brad Sheppard  and Rev. Bob Balwanz officiating.   Final disposition will be at Auburn Cemetery in Auburn. Memorial Visitation will be held Tuesday Jan. 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Jim was born July 31, 1930 in Farber, the son of John Velton and Melva Gray (Roberts) Williams.  On Feb. 1, 1964 he married Selma Quade at the Silex Presbyterian Church.  She survives.
Also surviving are son John F. Williams of Warrenton; daughter Cynthia A. Williams- Phelps and husband Chuck Phelps of Omaha, Neb.; brother Dalton Williams and wife Carrie of Farber                       and sister Anita R. Hoyt of Vandalia.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was raised and educated in Farber, graduated from Huron College in Huron S.D., then graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.  In 1963, Jim was ordained as a minister at the Farber Presbyterian Church.   For 50 years, he served as a pastor at the following Presbyterian Churches – North Lincoln Parish (Silex, Whiteside and Auburn), Green Ridge, Knob Noster, Old Auxvasse – Nine Mile, Troy, Bethel, Owensville and Curryville.  He moderated many churches, two being Belleflower Presbyterian and Frankford Presbyterian.  Jim worked and helped organize many church camps.  He served as a member and leader of 4-H, leader of Cub Scouts, member of Optimist Club, Rotary and served on the Presbytery Senate and committees.  Jim enjoyed raising hybrid Iris, collecting bottles, jars and other antiques.  He loved to go to sales and visit with the people.
Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Church Camp, Covenant Point Presbyterian Camp, Parkinson’s Foundation or memorials to the family c/o Bibb-Veach Funeral Home, 606 W Main, Bowling Green, Missouri  63334