Samuel Harvey Williams
Of Milford, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 83.
Harvey was born on May 1, 1927 in Milford, son of the late Charles Henry and Bertha (Curtis) Williams.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his country proudly during World War II.
Mr. Williams was a comptroller for Masten Trucking in Milford for several years before accepting employment in the same position with Milford Stitching where he remained for 25 years, retiring in 1992.
Harvey was blessed with many special talents which led him over the years from the theatre to sports. He held varying roles as an actor in numerous productions with the Second Street Players in Milford. His voice was well known for many years as one of the announcers with WTHD's live radio broadcasts of Milford football and basketball games. He also enjoyed announcing car races at the Georgetown Raceway, the Lincoln Speedway and the Harrington Race Track.
Mr. Williams was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post #3 in Milford, he helped establish and was a past president of the Milford Little League and was a former Councilman for the City of Milford, serving for 16 1/2 years.
He became a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford in 1944. Mr. Williams was active with the United Methodist Men, was one of the weekly money counters for many years and was recently honored by the church congregation for dedicating 70 years as a member of the church choirs, beginning with the youth choir at age 13.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis Williams and John Williams and a sister, Irene Tanner.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Lou Williams, a son and daughter-in-law; Samuel H., Jr. and Celeste Williams of Milford; two daughters and a son-in-law; Ivy J. and Keith M. Nauman of Fenwick Island and Dena I. Howard of Milford; five grandchildren; Heather Cadwell and her husband Jonathan, Brent Williams, Jason Nauman, Abby Nauman and Jessie Howard and a great grandson, Tyler Cadwell.
Visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:30 p.m. with services following at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 North Church St, Milford.
Burial will be held privately for family members in the Milford Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to the Avenue United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 20 N. Church St, Milford, DE, 19963.