Kenneth E. Williams, 79, of Safety Harbor died Sunday, October 11, 2020. Ken graduated from Boca Ciega High School in 1959. Following graduation, he served in the Marines and his careers ranged from sales, transportation, and commercial pilot. Ken was very proud of being a 5th generation descendant of the Thomas Dowdy Williams Family that settled in Florida in the 1830’s. His interests varied from genealogy research, reading, sports and kayaking. Ken loved his vacations in the North Carolina mountains and riding his motorcycle with his wife Bridget through the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Survivors are his wife of 28 years Bridget of Safety Harbor, son Todd (Clorissa) Williams of Georgetown, IN, brother Dan (Joan) Williams of Ormond Beach, FL, brother Ben (Barbara) Williams of St. Petersburg, FL, sisters-in-law Norma Williams of Valdosta, GA and Ishalene (Craig Smith) McQuillen of Roswell, GA.
Grandchildren Alisha (Brandon) Riley, Jeremy (Sarah) Williams and Riley Williams of Indiana. Two great grandchildren Maximus Cody Riley and Vera Rose Riley of Indiana.
Stepchildren Cherie (Kevin) King of Connecticut, Todd (Sheri) Cancelliere of Florida and Sean (Kate) Cancelliere of Florida.
Step-grandchildren Maximus Hester, Violet, Shannon, Andrew, Sean, Nick, Lily, Taylor, Hunter, Sydney, Matt, and Katie.
He will be greatly missed by his loving cat Molly McGuire, his “Irish Catholic Kitty”.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents Lionel and Leona Williams of St. Petersburg, FL and brother Richard Williams of Valdosta, GA.
The family would like to thank Suncoast Hospice Empath Health Care Center in Palm Harbor and their staff for the care and compassion they extended to Ken.
A private family burial will take place at a later date.
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