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Thomas D. Williams, 63

Orrville — Thomas D. Williams, age 63, of Orrville, died Tuesday, January 2, 2024, surrounded by family at his home, following a period of declining health.
Tom was born on May 15, 1960, in Orrville, to the late Robert and Martha (Snyder) Williams, graduated from Orrville High School in 1978, and earned both a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Akron.  He married Paula M. Yehl on January 28, 1988, in Wooster.
He was a Case Manager for The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes County for 7 years, retiring in December 31, 2023.
Tom enjoyed disc golf, hunting, and collecting and restoring Willy’s Jeeps.  He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, involving them in his hobbies.
Surviving are his wife, Paula Williams; son, James (Katie) Keplar of Orrville; two daughters, Erin (Dakota) Jones of Norwalk and Katelyn Adzovie of Akron; two grandchildren, Rhyse Keplar and Briar Sparks; sister, Jane M. Williams of Smithville; and brother, James R. (Bonny) Williams of Dayton.
Friends may call on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Living Water Community Church, 200 N. Kurzen Road, Dalton, from 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm.
Memorial services will follow at 6:00 pm on Friday, at Living Water Community Church, with Pastor Mark Hirst officiating.  Burial of cremated remains will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.
Memorials may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691, www.lifecarehospice.org or Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44308, www.havenofrest.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

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