Obituary: Remembering The Life Of Donald Williams 2024

Don Williams, Renowned Machinist and Hunting Enthusiast, Passes Away at 90

Don Williams, Renowned Machinist and Hunting Enthusiast, Passes Away at 90


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Donald “Don” Williams, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Don passed away peacefully on May 22, 2024, at the age of 90, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Kirtland, Ohio.

Don was born on March 25, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Robert and Jewel (Lawson) Williams. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, where he honed his skills as a machinist. After retiring from his successful career, Don dedicated his time to his passions of hunting, fishing, and gun collecting.

Don’s love for the outdoors was unmatched. He spent countless hours on hunting expeditions, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with fellow hunters. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the camaraderie of casting a line with friends and family.

Don’s beloved wife of 66 years, Louise, was his constant companion and the love of his life. Together, they raised three wonderful children: Kathy Smith (Harvey), Diane Davidson (Randall), and Wayne Williams (Beth). Don was the adored Pa Paw of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who brought him immeasurable joy and laughter.

In memory of Don’s unwavering spirit and dedication to family, friends, and hobbies, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, a cause close to Don’s heart.

Visitation will be held at the Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, located at 4154 Clark Avenue in Willoughby, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Celebration Service will take place at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29, at 10:00 am, followed by interment at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland, Ohio.

Don Williams’ legacy as a devoted family man, accomplished machinist, and passionate hunter will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Don’s memory. Donations can be made online at or by mail to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and services to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The organization’s mission is to advance research, provide care and support, and eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through its global efforts.