Jack Phillips “Phil” Williams, 80, of Harrodsburg, died Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Born April 30, 1938, in Nashville, TN, he was the son of the late Jack Williams and Margaret Simpkins Williams.
Phil graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1956, Vanderbilt University in 1960, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and subsequently from the Lexington Theological Seminary in 1963.
Early in his ministry, Phil served as pastor of the Southside Christian Church in Mansfield, OH, and First Christian Church, Wilmington, NC. He was director of Stewardship at the United Presbyterian Church in Louisville and for the National Council of Churches in Indianapolis, IN. He had also served as youth minister for Harrodsburg Christian Church from 1960-1961 and Senior Minister at Harrodsburg Christian from 1973-1981. He was a Kentucky Colonel and Assistant Golf Coach at Mercer County Senior High School.
Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Jane Richardson Williams; one son, Jack (Caroline) Williams Jr.; one daughter, Meg (Scott) Moseley; a sister, Margaret “Sissy” (Frank) Wade; four grandchildren, Dane Metcalf, Kendall Williams, Hunter Williams and Conner Williams.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Wakefield Williams.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 29, at the Harrodsburg Christian Church by Gaye Haralu. Visitation Sunday, at the church.
Pallbearers were: Greg Souder, Jay Anderson, Harold Mattingly, Brent Moseley, Bob Davis and Kevin Perkins. Honorary bearers were: Tebbs Moore, Gary Houchin, Will Dedman, Dr. Thomas Frist, Dr. Guy Waldrop, Jim Moseley, Luis Noble, Alvis Johnson, and Elders and Deacons of Harrodsburg Christian Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Harrodsburg Christian Church, 305 S. Main St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg.