Charles Jesse Williams, 92, passed away at Pennknoll Village, Bedford, on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was a resident at Colonial Courtyard Bedford and formerly of Raystown Road, Everett, and Silver Springs, Md.
Charles was born Nov. 27, 1927, in Jenners to the late George N. and Violet Pearl (Cessna) Williams. On June 24, 1949, he married Sara Jane (Ritchey) Williams.
He is survived by Sara, his wife of 70 years. He was preceded in death by the following: brother John and sisters: Edythe, Mary, Anna, Edna and Beverly.
Charles, as a youth, worked as a farm laborer and at saw mills. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1948 on the USS Princeton light aircraft carrier in the Pacific. Charles drove a street car in D.C., worked for Wise Potato Chips, and retired from Giant Food Inc. in Maryland, on Dec. 31, 1984. He was raised in the Kensington Masonic Lodge, Kensington, Md., on Oct. 10, 1961. He was a member of the Everett Masonic Lodge #524 and received his 50-year membership there. He served on the Northern Bedford School Board. Charles was a member of the Bethel Church of the Brethren, where he served faithfully while he was able.
Charles and Sara Jane were blessed to have many nieces and nephews whom they treated like their own children. Their nieces and nephews will always have fond memories of their Uncle Charles who was always a willing helper and friend. He was always eager to help and encourage all he met. Uncle Charles will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.