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James Williams Sr.

December 22, 1937 — October 14, 2021

James Dale Williams Sr ., 83, of Frostburg, also known as “Jimmy Dale”, JD, Dad and Pappy passed away at his home on Thursday, October, 14, 2021. He fought a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease.

Born on December 22, 1937 to the late Elizabeth “Bebe” (Hunter) and George Wellington Williams.

James was a graduate from Frostburg State Teachers College, Veteran of United States Navy, worked for the Shenandoah National Park Service as a Park Ranger, and taught Drivers Education and History for over 34 years. He was also a Frostburg Volunteer Fireman for over 61+ year’s and received the Fireman of the Year award in 1984. In addition to all of these accomplishments, he was also a life time member of the American Legion Faraday Post #24, Frostburg Elks Lodge #470, and the Frostburg Eagles #1273 where he served as President five times. In his spare time he was an avid fly fisherman and was also a life time member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Leannah Martens Williams; son, James D. Williams, Jr.; daughter, Kimberly “Kimmy” Williams Truly and husband Michael “Mike” Truly; grandchildren, Sean M. Truly, Amanda M. Truly and great Grandchild, Aylannah D. Parrish

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frostburg, MD on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and again from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. A Fireman’s service will be held that night at 7:30 P.M.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday October 21, 2021 at 1:00 with Rev. Diane Smith Officiating.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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