Leroy  Williams
Leroy Williams

August 15, 1959 - June 13, 2019
Resided in Woodward, Iowa


Leroy Williams, 59, passed away June 13, 2019 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loved ones. His battle with lung cancer may have been short, but he fought valiantly through his last breath.
After a brief health scare in 2015, Leroy had made strive to turn his life around and advocate for a no smoking environment, not just in his surroundings, but encouraging a smoke free lifestyle to all he could reach.

He was born August 15, 1959, in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in the area. In his early years, he worked in construction and was a skilled painter. Through his life he found joy in tinkering with things. He always had a curiosity to how things worked and testing his mind to figure it out. When he would venture outside, he would spend his time fishing and mushroom hunting. However, his passion was for all music. He would play his guitar everyday and especially loved playing for his grandson, Odin. He also was an avid X-Box player and bonded over Call of Duty with his mentees Daniel “Tuck”, Tyler, Dustin, Matt, and his son, Mark. He also enjoyed Borderlands and will sadly miss it’s new release.
In 1993 he married his best friend and love of his life, Lynn. Together they parented two beautiful children, Mark 27, and Meredith, 20. For 25 years Leroy was a loving husband who shared many happy and wonderful moments with his wife and children.

Leroy is survived by his wife, Lynn Williams, of Woodward, son, Mark Williams (Sierra), of Boone, daughter, Meredith Williams (Bryant), of Ames, and grandson, Odin Williams. His sister, Wanda DeConnick (John), of Dennison, and brother Roy Dale Williams (Cindy), of Perry. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Lastly, Leroy is survived by his loving pest, Snickers “Lil’ Dog”, and his grand-dogs Brady and Terry.

He is preceded in death in by his father, Ercel Jack Williams, mother, Dorthy Hidding, brother Jack Williams, and brother, Robert Williams.

In his passing, he leaves behind his creative nature to his daughter, caring soul to his wife, encouraging character to his son, rambunctious being to his grandson, and love to all those whose hearts he reached.

A celebration of life will be held privately by the family. Condolences, donations, and card can be sent directly to the family, 403 S Main St, Woodward, Iowa, 50276.