Kalman Jefferson Williams


Mr. Kalman Jefferson “J.D.” Williams, 92, husband of the late Betty J. Collins Williams and a resident of Grotons, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley.

Born March 3, 1927, in Sanford, he was a son of the late Randolph T. Williams and the late Miriam Godwin Williams. Mr. Williams served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, stationed off the coast of Japan aboard the U.S.S. Peterson. He was an active parishioner at Pocomoke United Methodist Church, in Grotons, enjoying fellowship with other members; worked at Hallwood canning factory and Holly Farms, and retired as a salesman at Jaxon’s, in Parksley; was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan; and loved being around his family and friends.

Survivors include his three children, Kalman J. “Jeff” Williams Jr. and Steven Franklin “Steve” Williams and his, wife, Debbie, all of Messongo, and Timothy L. Williams, of Grotons; four grandchildren, Mickey (Melissa), Jason, Steven (Erica), and Allen (Emily); seven great-grandchildren, Michelle, Tonya, Anthony, Bella, Gracie, Damion, and Junior; a sister, Rosalee Taylor, of Parksley; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Irene Ayres, and four brothers, William, Oldring, Adrion and Gramble Williams.

A funeral service was conducted from the Pocomoke United Methodist Church, in Grotons, Monday, June 17, 2019, with the Rev. Maury Enright officiating. Interment, with military honors, was held in the Knight Family Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Pocomoke UMC Building Fund, 24406 Saxis Road, Temperanceville, VA  23442.

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements were made by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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