MURPHYSBORO — James E. Williams Jr., 77, passed away at 10:39 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his residence in Carbondale.

James was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Murphysboro, to James E. Williams and Cleo Imogene (Suplinger) Williams.

He had served from 1963 to 1965 in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Williams was a retired pipefitter and was a member of the Plumber and Pipefitters Local 160 in Murphysboro.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Williams; one sister, Wilma Ashby; and his parents.

James is survived by one nephew, Kevin Ashby of Brownwood, Texas.

His body has been cremated as per his wishes and there will be no services.

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