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Mr. Bradley W. "Brad" Williams

1953 - 2021


Bradley Wayne “Brad” Williams, 67, of Victoria, died at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Seminary Manor.

He was born December 30, 1953, in Galesburg, the son of James Wayne and Doris (Coziahr) Williams.  He married Mary Hutchison on September 10, 1977, in Galesburg.

He is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Mary; his mother, Doris Williams of Victoria; three children, Joel (fiancé Karisa Schipper) Williams of Williamsfield, Genna Williams of Altona, and Matthew (companion Carolynn Day) Williams of Peoria; two granddaughters, Tieler Williams-Fouts of Altona and Kyra Jo Bradlee Williams of Williamsfield; and two brothers, Douglas (Cindy) Williams of Oneida and Russell (Susan) Williams of Agency, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his father.

Brad graduated from ROVA High School in 1972 and went on to earn his associates degree in agriculture from Blackhawk Junior College.  He was a farmer his entire life with Williams Farms.  He was a member of the Victoria United Methodist Church.

Raise a cup of coffee to Brad for his years of service to the Victoria Township Board, Victoria Lions Club, and to the community of Victoria, donating his time and equipment to aid in storm cleanup, whether it be trees and limbs or pushing snow to help clear the streets.

Cremation will be accorded.  A graveside service and celebration of life will take place at a future date.  Burial will be in Victoria Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Victoria-Copley Fire Protection District or Victoria United Methodist Church.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is honored to serve the family.  Online condolences may be made at


Victoria United Methodis Church
Victoria IL 61485

Victoria-Copley Fire Protection District

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John & Cecilia Ruck

April 1, 2021 3:15 PM

We and many others will dearly miss him. John & I were truly honored to have known this peaceful gentleman. Our condolences to the family. 

Mary Simkins

April 1, 2021 11:28 AM

Genna I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. You and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences. 

Deborah Trant

April 1, 2021 8:47 AM

My sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time.

Curt Cook

April 1, 2021 7:32 AM

Mary and Family and Doris and Family, 
Please accept my sincere sympathy at this time of loss.  I always thought of Brad as a true gentleman. 

Peggy & Eric Johnson

March 31, 2021 6:48 PM

Our deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one.

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