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GARDNER — Larry L. Williams, 61, of Gardner, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 17, 2015) at Asta Care Center of Bloomington.

Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with cremation services.

Larry was born June 7, 1953, in Tutwiler, Miss., the son of Ernest and Wylodine Hood Williams. He married Debra Kibler on Nov. 10, 1973, in Clarksdale, Miss. She survives.

He is also survived by his mother, Wylodine Williams, Grenada, Miss.; three children, Dina (Chris) Gibson, Normal; Larry (Danielle) Williams II, Fall River, Wis.; and Jessica Williams, Normal; five grandchildren, Tyler, Cheyanne, Andrew, Ashlyn and Davin; two sisters, Toni (Ken) Courtwright, Crowley, Texas, and Barbara (Danny) Hill, Tillatoba, Miss.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Carolyn Gail Williams.

Larry was a machinist for Caterpillar in Joliet for more than 30 years.

Larry loved baseball and was a Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed playing baseball himself as well as coaching all of his children. Larry thoroughly enjoyed watching Westerns, and was especially a fan of John Wayne. Spending time with his family was most important to Larry. He will be dearly missed.

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