Obituary - Lloyd "Mendel" Williams


Lloyd "Mendel" Williams

June 2, 1935 - June 10, 2017
Age: 82
Residence: Bolivar, MO

Mr. Lloyd “Mendel” Williams, age 82 a lifetime resident of Bolivar, MO, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility Bolivar, MO.  He was born June 2, 1935, at Pittsburg, MO, to Lloyd and Velma Lee (Amlin) Williams.  He graduated from Bolivar High School the Class of 1954.  Mendel was a lifetime member of the Bolivar FFA, National Farmers Organization (NFO), and the Southwest electric Coop. 

He assisted his parents with their Surge dairy equipment business.  He raised, milked, ran his dairy operation for over 49 years, and always sold Grade A milk.  He dedicated his life to the farming industry and using new technology to help build his farm and then helping other farmers.

He retired in 1994 and slowed down his farming operation.  He enjoyed fishing and traveling with his family and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother Charles Richards; a nephew Jeff Richards; a great nephew Ronnie Richards; and a brother in-law Dean Chapman.

Mendel is survived by his wife of 32 years Anna Williams of the home; four children: Deborah Richey and husband Harlan of Bolivar, MO, Dennis Williams and wife Kelly of Stockton, MO, Carol Pearson and husband Gary of Wheatland, MO, and Connie Chainey and husband Brian of Walnut Grove, MO; two step-sons: Darren Harrill and wife Sherill of Bolivar, MO, and Rodney Harrill and wife Rebecca of Bolivar, MO; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter; one sister Marlene Chapman of Pleasant Hope, MO; a nephew Lloyd Richards of Bolivar, MO; as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, June 16, 2017, at Pitts Chapel.  Burial will follow at Greenwood cemetery Bolivar, MO.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the CMH Hospice, and or the Polk County Humane Society.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.


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Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes
Pitts Chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Homes
316 East Broadway Street
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone: (417) 326-5211
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