Asa E. Williams Jr., 69, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at his residence, 15997 Kinsack Road, Centerville, surrounded by his wife and children after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Asa was born on March 1, 1942, in Mansfield, Ohio, a son of the late Asa E. Williams Sr. and Isla Spangler Williams.
He was married for almost 46 years to the former Judy Antill, who survives.
He was a graduate of Townville High School class of 1960. He also earned a degree from DeVry Institute in Ohio.
Asa served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class.
He was the owner and operator of Asa’s Auto Repair in Centerville for more than 30 years. He also worked at Guy Fish Ford in Spartansburg for 17 years.
Asa was a member of the Cleo J. Ross Post 368 American Legion and a social member of the Bruce Shorts Post 5958 VFW, both of Titusville.
He enjoyed woodworking, boating, bird watching, and giving excellent service to his customers. He was known as an all-around MacGyver who could fix or build whatever the task required. Asa especially loved being with his family and friends, playing practical jokes and making them laugh with his great sense of humor.
Asa is survived by his wife, Judy, and dog, Socks, of Centerville; four children, 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a daughter, Holly Bunce and husband, John, and their heirs, Ashley and her children, Jordan and Lyndsie, Erica and her daughter, Jalynn, and John William, all of Little Cooley; a daughter, Shanon Boutwell and husband, Eric, and their daughters, Stephanie and Brittney, all of Union City; a daughter, Sharon Stroup and husband, Gordon, and their sons, Jacob and Ryan of Pleasantville and Jerod of Florida; a son, Asa Williams III and wife, Carissa, and their sons, Asa IV, Dillan and Corbin of Titusville; a brother, Forrest and his wife, Audrey, of Lexington, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Anthony “Pete” Pitroff of Mansfield, Ohio, Dave Antill and wife, Patrice, of Erie; sisters-in-law, Christine Brenizer and Debra Miller of Titusville; special friends, Barbra and Tom Hoepfl, Mary and Dale Humes, Harvey Davis and Mike Panas; numerous nieces and nephews; and his many loyal friends and customers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law; a son, Jeffrey Lee Hoover; a foster son, Warren Walter “Rusty” Prince; three sisters, Delores Pitroff, Twyla Campbell, and Jane Williams, who died in infancy; and his faithful friend, Tae the dog.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., with the service to follow, conducted by Pastor Phil Taylor of the Grace Fellowship Church in Titusville, officiating.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, PA 16354.
If you would like to leave a condolence for the family, go to www.garrettfuneralhomeinc.com.