Arthur W. Williams Jr., 67, of Washington, died at 4:35 p.m. Nov. 18, 2009, at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg.
Born Aug. 27, 1942, in Peoria to Arthur W. and Ruth (Beal) Williams Sr., he married Sharon Kay Huntington Jan. 1, 1965, in East Peoria.  She died July 30, 2001.
Surviving are one son, Arthur W. (Melita) Williams III of Eureka; one daughter, Kari Lynette (Scott) Palanos of Washington; one sister, Lynda (Aubrey) Johnson of D’Iberville, Miss.; and six granddaughters.
He was a pipefitter for Caterpillar Inc. for 34 years until retiring in 1997.
Services were Nov. 24 at Liberty Bible Church in Eureka. The Rev. Thomas Zobrist officiated. Visitation was Nov. 23 at Dieters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Masonic Rites and military rites were accorded. Burial was at Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Masonic Children’s Homes.