James Franklin Williams, Sr., 68, a resident of Orchard Beach for 11 years and previously of Baltimore County, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 in his home.
Mr. Williams was born May 30, 1952 in Baltimore, MD to the late James and Margaret Williams. Since his teenage years, Mr. Williams worked as a mechanic in maintenance. He was a real handyman who loved working with his hands. He dabbled in many mechanic and maintenance departments whether that be in painting, roofing, tools or machines. His most recent employment was at Home Depot where he worked on machines. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, crabbing, bowling, watching Football (Ravens) and Baseball (Orioles). In his younger years Mr. Williams enjoyed going to the racetrack with his father and watch the horses run. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels right outside his patio door. He also had a pet Alligator snapping turtle named "Spike" whom he loved and adored. Above all, Mr. Williams loved his family and loved spending time with them, especially the grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his brother John Williams. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Williams, children James Franklin Williams, Jr. and his wife Linda Williams of Glen Burnie, MD, Michael Paul Williams and his wife Lisa Morgan of Parkville, MD, Crystal Gail Williams and her fiance Wayne Edward Swindall of Glen Burnie, MD, Brian Keith Williams and his wife Gosia Williams of Fallston, MD, siblings Dennis Williams, Kathleen House, Susan Fink, grandchildren Kevin Williams, James Williams, III, Ryan Williams, Michael Williams, Jr., Wayne Swindall, Jr., Morgan Swindall, Gabrielle Swindall, Cody Williams, Corey Williams, Amberlyn "Lyn" Swindall, and Jacob Williams.
Friends may call Friday, January 29th from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122 where a service will be held Saturday, January 30th at 12 pm. Interment to follow at Loudon Park Cemetery. The funeral service will also be livestreamed on the obituary page and on Stallings Funeral Home's Facebook page (click HERE).
Please be aware that, due to county-mandated COVID-19 restrictions, Stallings Funeral Home is only allowing 60 people in the building at a time and face coverings must be worn while inside.
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