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June 24, 1950 ~ June 27, 2020 (age 70)

James A. Williams, 70, of Beloit passed peacefully at his favorite place to be, home, on Saturday, June 27, 2020. James was born in Morgantown West Virginia on June 24, 1950 and was raised in Berlin Center and resided in Beloit with his wife Patricia Mae (Crawford) Williams whom he married in 1970. He was a member of the Westview Church of Christ in Austintown, Ohio. He enjoyed rebuilding and painting cars; racing at Quaker City Speedway, small time farming and motorcycles. James liked sports, games and was extremely competitive. He worked for Bliss Manufacturing Company and sometimes for the family business, until an accident left him a paraplegic. Despite his paralysis, he continued tending his property, gardening, tinkering in the his garage and enjoying the company of his dog. He will be most remembered by family and friends as exceedingly hard working, his ability to repair anything and always willing to lend a helping hand.

James is survived by his wife Patricia (Crawford) Williams; mother Dorothy Genetta of Sebring, FL.; daughter Stephanie Burdette of Canfield; son James A. Williams Jr. of Beloit; 3 grandchildren Carly DeRose of Alexandria, VA., Vincent DeRose of Canfield and Gina DeRose of Columbiana. James was preceded in death by his father Charles Williams and a brother David Williams.

Private services have taken place. 

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