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March 24, 1940 February 1, 2019
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Obituary for PAUL M. WILLIAMS

Paul M. Williams, 78, of Republic MO., formally of Woodstock, CT, died February 1, 2019 in Springfield, MO. Born in Putnam, CT, March 24, 1940, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Lillian (Gosselin) Williams.

He was the loving husband of Sydnie Ann (Willits) Williams.

Paul worked for the State of Connecticut and retired in 1995 after 30 years of service.

Paul enjoyed working with and giving back to a number of his passions. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts of American, having worked with both Troop 21 of Putnam CT and Troop 27 of Woodstock CT. He enjoyed volunteer positions at the District level as well as the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation. Paul’s other passion was serving and supporting emergency services. For many years, he was a member and officer with the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association, Station 76 as well as more recently the West Republic Fire Protection District and the Brookline Fire Protection District, in MO. In working with Brookline Fire Protection District, he truly enjoyed his role in educating younger volunteers.

Paul is survived by his wife of 53 years Sydnie Ann; his son, James Williams and his wife Helen of Emporia, KS; and his daughter Sydnie and her husband Ken of Brookline, MO; grandchildren Grant Hurst and fiancée Kaylea Fulp of Republic, MO; Nicholas Hurst of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; and Emma and Betsey Williams of Emporia, KS.

Paul was predeceased by his parents and sister Jane C. Flynn of Putnam CT.

The family will hold a celebration of life that will take place May 25, 2019 with further details finalized later. The family asks in lieu of flowers donation be made to the Brookline Fire Protection District, care of Barbara Wilson, at P.O. Box 467, Brookline Station, MO 65619.

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