Vernon “Lightning” Williams, 80, of Sciotoville, died Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Southern Ohio Medical Center emergency room. Born on September 19, 1935 in Scioto County, he was a son of the late Clyde and Polly Castle Williams and was retired from Empire-Detroit Streel Corporation. Lightning was a dedicated member of the breakfast group of McDonald’s in Portsmouth.
Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Valerie Hamilton, and a brother, Lonnie Williams.
Surviving are his wife, Dottie Bender Williams, a daughter, Beverly (Shawn) Pearl of Louisville, KY; a brother, Marvin “Tony” Williams of Minford; two sisters, Sandy (Ted) Tozer of Fairfax, VA and Bonnie (Jacque) Holloway of Dayton; three grandchildren, Emily Nicole (Bill) Runyon, Sarah Hamilton and Nicholas Pearl; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob Blaze Runyon, Eli Runyon, Alyssa Runyon and Sophia Ruth Hicks.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Pastor Ryan Brown officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service.
To honor Vernon’s passionate commitment to the Democratic party, the family requests a vote for Hillary in his memory.