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Wilbert "Tom" Williams

February 1, 1934 April 9, 2024
Wilbert "Tom" Williams
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Obituary for Wilbert "Tom" Williams

Wilbert “Tom” Williams, age 90, of Edgewood Drive in Irvine, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the Irvine Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. He was born February 1, 1934, in Estill County and was the son of the late Columbus and Virgil Eades Williams. He retired from IBM and was the former Mayor of Irvine from 1990 – 2007 and served on the City Council for 33 years. He was a member of the Ravenna Nazarene Church, the Irvine Volunteer Fire Department, the Jaycees, the Lions Club, and the Estill Development Group. Tom was a charter member of the Estill County Rescue Squad and served in the National Guard and the Reserves. He had lived in Estill County all his life. He is survived by:

His wife: Nelle LaVonne Bonny Williams

1 daughter: Cecelia W. Forehand (Robert Forehand III)  -  Estill Co.

1 son: Kevin Thomas Williams  -      Estill Co.

1 grandchild: Thomas Forehand

2 nephews: B.I. Murrell and Jack Murrell

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Chad Arthur Williams, his sister, Kathleen Murrell, and his brother, William “Billy” Williams

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 14, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Winkler and Bro. Glendon Woosley officiating. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Pallbearers: Thomas Forehand, Justin Patrick, Tommy Lane, Robert Forehand, Kevin Williams, and Phil Cox

Honorary Pallbearers: His Special Friend and Clerk For 17 years: Rhonda Gould, B.I. Murrell, Jack Murrell, Charles Crowe, Mike Tyree, Beattle Lisle, Billy Arthur, Tobo Bryant, Tim Burkhart, Ernie Fletcher, Andy Barr, Rodney Davis, Otis Freeman, Fred Rogers, Tony Murphy, Paul Wayne King, C B Muncy, JB Wiseman, Roger Bowels, and a host of friends and colleagues from Local and State Government, and Local First Responders

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save The Mack at P.O. Box 421, Irvine, KY 40336


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