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Obituary: Roscoe E. Williams , Columbus

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Roscoe Eugene “Gene” Williams, 72, of Columbus, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 6:12 a.m. August 2, 2014, at Hospice.

Roscoe was born July 15, 1942, in Indianapolis, the son of Roscoe Henry and Mary Ruth (Herron) Williams. He married Rose M. (Pelley) Williams on June 10, 1964.

Roscoe attended Columbus High School and served four years in the United States Navy on the presidential ship the USS North Hampton.

He retired from Cummins Engine Company after 31 years of service.

Roscoe attended St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and was an avid antique dealer and collector. His most prized possessions were his grandchildren. He had a heart for volunteering “Giving to those who need you is the most rewarding feeling in this life.” Roscoe also enjoyed gardening and wood working.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Father Doug Marcotte officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military rites by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Indiana or Riley’s Children Hospital in Indianapolis through the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Rose M. Williams; a son, Troy (April) Williams of Columbus IN; daughters, Missy Williams Hall of New Palestine, IN.,  Annie (Coy) Lickliter of Fort Wayne, IN., and Mandy (Joshua Emerson) Williams of Westfield, IN; a sister, Mary Ann (Ray) Dile of North Vernon, IN; grandchildren, Christian S. Williams, Elle’ M. Williams, Chase D. Hall, Park W. Lickliter, and Carly M. Lickliter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Savannah Rose Hall; and brothers, Larry and Leonard Williams.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, light a virtual candle, and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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