NASHVILLE-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar for Lloyd Warren McWilliams, 87, a lifelong farmer of the rural Nashville/Asbury area, who died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at his home. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jasper County Youth Fair Building Fund, Friends of the Fair (Lamar Fair), Carl Junction FFA Alumni or Nashville United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include his children, Mary Ellen Burnick and husband Tim, Arma, Kan. and Elmer McWilliams and wife Brenda, Asbury; a granddaughter, Kara Burnick; two grandsons, Brad McWilliams and Benny McWilliams; a brother, Roy Gene McWilliams, Kansas City; a sister, Dorothy Mansfield and husband Leonard, Licking and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Sisseck and Evelyn McClanahan, and a brother, Myron McWilliams.
Mr. McWilliams was born Feb. 20, 1926, at Hannon, to Lloyd and Charlotte (Shedd) McWilliams. He moved to Jasper County with his parents and siblings in 1932 and attended Alba, Prairie Star and Mindenmines schools. He played baseball and coached Farm Club and Little League baseball in the prime of his life. As a young man he worked for Cherry Produce in Pittsburg, Kan. and Dingman Farm Equipment in Lamar. He took great pride in the diversity of raising livestock and row cropping, and had a true passion for baling prairie hay.
He was a member of Nashville United Methodist Church and an honorary member of Carl Junction FFA.
He married Geraldine Mae Dingman on Sept. 28, 1951, at Bentonville, Ark. She died May 30, 2010.