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Graveside Service

Jacobs Church Cemetery
Saturday November 7th, 2020

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James Williams

James P. Williams, 81, of Slatington passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 in his home.   He was the husband of Helene (Theilmann) Williams, whom he married on May 13, 1960.  Born in Emerald, on July 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Ida (Lichtenwalner) Williams.
He served his country honorably and proudly in the US Army from 1958-1962.    Jim was an active member of St. John’s UCC, Slatington.   He was employed by Lehigh County as a deputy sheriff and served as chief deputy for a period of time.   Following his retirement on April 1, 1995, he continued to work part time for the County, helping with sheriff sales, and was former auditor for Washington Township.
Jim was a life member of the Slatington Masonic Lodge, #440 F & AM, Fraternal Order of Police, Grundsau Nummer 18, Emerald Star Hose Co #1, Slatington Skeet & Sporting Assoc., Heidelberg Fish & Game, Big Six Hunting Camp and the American Legion, Post 16, Slatington and Post 601, Sonestown.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children: Thomas J. Williams and wife Tracey of Slatington, Jeryl L. and husband Kevin Kulp of Kutztown, Terry J. Williams and wife Melissa of Slatington; grandchildren: Brett Kulp, Ryan Kulp, Jessica Olewine, Aaron Kulp, Evan Williams, Jillian Olewine; brother: Preston Williams and wife Beverly of Slatington; sister: Rosalie Williams and companion Denver Fink of Coplay.   He was preceded in death by a sister Grace Lewis wife of Robert Lewis of Slatington.
Graveside service 11AM Saturday, November 7, 2020 Jacobs Church Cemetery, 8373 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli PA 18066.   Arrangements under the care of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.   Contributions in Jim’s name can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter - Allentown, 600 Corporate Circle, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Jim was my mentor in the Lehigh County Sheriff's Office, we worked together what seems like forever.  I have always thought of him as a good friend.  He was a good Boss and Teacher in the real estate department and taught me so much.  My deepest sympathy goes out to Helen and his children and all his family and friends.  RIP Jim

Loretta Z Pursell Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

Jimmy was a charter member of our Groundhog Lodge and was truly a great friend to all our members, well respected and loved by all of us.Er waar zu frieh Heem gerufe un des losst en gross Loch in unsrer Hatz. Jimmy, mach's gut in dei ewich Ruh.

Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Achtzeh Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy passing. Hugs and prayers to his family.

Linda Williams Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

Clark has so many good memories of Jimmy! Clark and I sit here as he tells me hunting stories and the fun they had! He will be missed by all! Hugs and love to the family

Shelby Kirby Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

William's family,  Sorry for your loss !

Wanda & Rich Binder Oct 18 2020 12:00 AM

Jimmy was a true friend, and a dedicated and professional employee for me while I was the Sheriff in Lehigh County. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family at this time.

Ron Neimeyer Oct 18 2020 12:00 AM