Thomas Hardy "Tom" Williams

Birth Date: 
Friday, November 14, 1952
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thomas Hardy “Tom Williams, 65 of Wooster died Sunday, May 27, 2018 at his home.

He was born November 14, 1952 in Weiden Germany to Revis McElwee and Emilie Marianne Krugmann Williams. 

Tom was a kiln operator at Clark Ceramics in Dalton and a member of Mt. Zion Church of God.  He was a musician, playing guitar in various local bands.  Tom loved reading, animals and taking walks in Johnson’s Woods and at the Wilderness Center.

He is survived by his children Stephanie Adkins, Sarah Williams both of Wooster, Josh (Hanna) Williams of Fayetteville, NC and Thomas “TJ” Williams of Wooster; grandchildren Dillon and Melia Adkins, Jayla and Jordyn Smith and Justice Williams; half-sister Diana Spain of Austin, TX and special friends Bobby and Jim Good, Jim and Penny Helms and Tim Helms. 

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Mt. Zion Church of God.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., is assisting the family. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be directed to either the Wayne County Public Library, 304 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be directed to either the Wayne County Public Library, 304 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the funeral home to help defray expenses.


Steph & Sarah & family, sincere condolences for your loss.

Stephanie, Sara and family members...You have my deepest sympathy

We have had some of the best times these last 20 years with Tommy and the band. We will greatly miss his musical talent and all his stories. Love and sympathy to all...

I am heartbroken to say the least. Back in the day, early 70's, Tom and my brother George played in the band The Sunn together. Tom lived with us for awhile back then. He spoke often of his little sister to me and he missed her allot. He became my older brother. I remember I would wait for him to be walking down Market street in Orrville after work. I would run to him and carry his lunch pail the rest of the way home. He could sing anything and he would do so for me even when he really did not like the song. He was just that kindhearted. Of course he would have to change the tune a bit to tease me. Years went by. We all go our ways. I always kept him in my heart. Then in recent years I would learn of his singing again. I wanted so badly to see him perform again but it never worked out since I live out of state. Wow, Heaven certainly has an incredible voice to listen to now. To his family and friends, I share your pain. My condolences to all. Hugs and blessings.

Josh - So sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Hanna.

Tom was my brother Tim's best friend when we moved to Ohio from Burkburnette, TX. He came up here with us when my dad retired from the Air Force. He played in bands with Tim. I remember one time, the band ,Sunn I believe, was practicing in our garage. People lined up in our driveway and sat in lawn chairs on the sidewalk across the street. Everyone just enjoyed listening to them. They had taken a break during practice one time and I went in and started messing around with the drums. He told me I could become another Karen Carpenter. We always had good times. One time, while still living in Texas, we went to some friends house, all 10 of our family. This family had several ponds and along with these ponds came snakes. Cottonmouth. Tom and Tim decided to take us all out for a walk, with instructions not to take us near the ponds. We didn't go near them but Tim and Tom thought it would be funny to take my baby sister, who was almost 3, and go running in the house saying she'd gotten bitten by one of the snakes. I don't know what their punishment was, but suffice to say, the parents weren't happy. Us kids tho, thought it was. This to boys had some sense of humour.

The Thomas family have you all in our prayers during this time. Your dad was a wonderful person. He will be missed. We were always so proud of him and felt he was like a brother.

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