Fred “Dad” “Pap” Williams


Fred “Dad” “Pap” Williams, 82, of Glen Campbell, PA died on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at his home.

The son of Harry “Peck” and Clara E. (Ferguson) Williams, he was born on May 3, 1939 in Gipsy, PA.

Fred served in the U.S. Navy following the end of the Korean War having done three tours in the Pacific Theater and earning the rank of Airman 1st Class.

On February 14, 1959, he married the former Sharon Lee Raugh.

Most recently Fred had preached and been a member of the Big Run Presbyterian Church. He also was a part-time minister all of his life.

Fred’s career included working as a coal miner at the Trojan mines; carpentry jobs; doing concrete work for Marion Center Supply; working as a plant superintendent for Johnstown Coal & Coke; working at Warren Dry Cleaning in Warren, PA; working as a welder/operator for TW Phillips subsidiary and as owner/operator of Williams Personal Care Home near Gipsy for eleven years until 1997.

Fred loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. His musical talents included playing the guitar; the harmonica and the piano, as well as singing.

Fred is survived by his four children: Debra Gromley and companion, Randy Vanderhoof of Brookville, PA; Randy Williams and fiancé, Amy Hugill of Mahaffey; PA; Brenda Keibler and husband Eric of Punxsutawney, PA and Dave Williams and wife Libby of Glen Campbell, PA; his ten grandchildren: Adam Mingle; Alesia Mingle; Robert Gromley, Jr.; Melinda Fetterman; Steven Williams; Cody Williams; Andy Keibler; Justyn Keibler; Ryan Williams and Lacey Williams; his twelve great-grandchildren and his three siblings: Donna Lockard of Brooksville, FL; Glenda Brady and husband William of Fredericksburg, VA and Terry J. Williams and wife Susie of Reading, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of forty-four years, Sharon on September 8, 2003; his daughter: Denise C. Mingle in 1998; his two sons-in-law: Clarence “Butch” Mingle and Robert E. Gromley; his brother, Richard H. Williams and his grandson, Jesse Gromley.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA.

A 10:00 a.m. funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 7, 2021 with Pastor Jack Lucas and Fred’s nephew Rick Williams officiating.

Interment will be at Burnside Cemetery

Visit www.rairighfh.com to sign Fred’s guestbook and share a condolence message.


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