William "Bill" Archie Williams

Born: Mon., Oct. 19, 1931
Died: Fri., Sep. 18, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Sep. 22, 2020
Location: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 22, 2020
Location: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

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William "Bill Archie Williams, 88, Boonsboro, formally of Middletown passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home and Village, Boonsboro.

Born October 19, 1931 he was a son of the late Bedford Henry and Mary Frances Ritenour Williams of Strasburg, VA. He was the devoted and loving husband of the late Betty Hockman Williams, his wife of 68 years.

Surviving are his children Brenda Williams Bohn and husband Bill, Michael Williams and wife Pam; grandchildren Chad Bohn and wife Kristin; Craig Bohn and wife Molly, and Erik Williams and wife Ann; great-grandsons Logan and Corbin Bohn, and a great-granddaughter Blayke Bohn. Also surviving are his brother James Williams and wife Lila of Woodstock, VA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Frances and Earl, his sisters Pearl, Nina, Thelma, and infants Paul and Lucy.

Bill Worked for Southern States Coop for over 44 years, starting out sweeping floors, working in the warehouse, on the books, and as a clerk He moved from Strasburg, VA, to Middletown in 1961 to become manager of the Southern States store there. He later became a petroleum tech representative and then advanced to the position of district manager, a position he held until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the Frederick Petroleum Dealers Association of Frederick Co. and the Maryland Petroleum Dealers Association.

Bill was active with the town of Middletown and served as the first Board of Appeals Chairman. He was elected Burgess of Middletown in 1985 and served in that position until 1988.

Having been a faithful and active member of Middletown Zion Lutheran Church for over 55 years, bill served on two call committees , the church council, the Men's Bible class, the cemetery board, and was a member of Zion"s bowling team. He often volunteered at Mar-Lu-Ridge and withPeople Helping People as well. He was a life member of the Catoctin Fish and Game Association where he served as their treasurer for over 20 years.

Always active in sports, Bill was one of the original members to start Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA). He coached various youth leagues in baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed playing baseball himself for Middletown and Harmony.

The family will receive friends at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown on Tuesday, September 22, at 10 AM until time of Celebration of Life service at 11 AM. Wearing masks and social distancing will be in effect for the visitation and and service.

The family would like to thank the staff of Fahrney-Keedy for their kindness and outstanding support. Special appreciation is also extended to Washington County Hospice for their caring comfort.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769 or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742

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Jim & Lila Williams
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
We extend our deep sympathy to Brenda and Mike and their families while our hearts are also very saddened by Bill's passing. We are encouraged looking forward by the assurance that Bill has joined his beloved Betty for eternity. May each one know God's presence and blessings at this very difficult time of parting and in the days and weeks ahead.
Our love to all of you.
Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Lila

Phil and Liz Brohawn
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
Brenda, Mike, and families

We are very sorry for your loss. We are hoping that fond memories of family times together will help you during this difficult time.

Liz and Phil

Rich and Carol Brown
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
Mike and families, our deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. His departure will bring back many cherished memories which I hope sustain you in the days ahead.

Tom and Sara Ann Routzahn
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
We were so saddened to learn of your father's passing. Both of your parents were friends of ours for many years, and we shared much in common with Bill -- Church and town commission interests. He always had a funny story or joke to tell us, and we knew that each time we saw him he would make us laugh.

A previous commitment prevented us from saying our final goodbyes to him, but please know we were thinking of all of you. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you

Milton Foster
   Posted Tue September 22, 2020
I worked with Bill for many years at Southern States. He was a fine Man .Prayers are with you all.

William (Bill) Warehime
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
I had the honor and privilege to with and for Bill as a Southern States Petroleum manager. He had the ability to balance both professional responsibilities with a down home friendship. I knew I could call on Bill whenever I needed his advice and to draw upon his experiences. And he played a mean game of golf.

Jerry and Jill Fouche
   Posted Wed September 23, 2020
Mike, Brenda and family... our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish all the memories.

Carl Cromwell
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
I worked with Bill for many years at Southern States where we were both Petroleum supervisors and later in the Baltimore regional office. I considered him oneness f the hardest working and most dedicated person I worked with. He okayed hard and worked hard.
Bill was very proud of his family and talked often about Betty and his two children.
I will miss my friend. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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