Joseph Williams, 67

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Dr. Joseph E.G. Williams, 67, of Charleston, Illinois, died on Aug. 7, 2018. Born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 28, 1950, he is survived by his wife, Dr. Mary Pat (Hegarty) Williams, a former Oak Park resident. He is also survived by his sons, Logan M.E. Williams and Tristan C.J. Williams; two brothers; a sister-in-law; and his in-laws, Edward and Mary Frances Hegarty. He was preceded in death by his mother, the late Hazel May (Williams) Battey and his step-father, the late Raymond A. Battey; and his brother, the late William R. Garcia. 

Visitation and a prayer service were held on Aug. 13 at Adams Funeral Chapel, followed by a funeral Mass on Aug. 14 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Burial, with military rites, followed in Roselawn Cemetery. 

The family appreciates donations to any of the following: Boy Scout Troop 141, the Fox Ridge Foundation, or the Knights of Columbus Council 4024. They may be mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920. Dr. Williams' complete obituary is available at

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