In Memoriam: Marc Williams

Marc Williams; 1959-2022
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Marc Williams, Senior Laboratory Coordinator for IE since 2014.

Marc E. Williams, 62 of rural Frankfort, died March 21, 2022 at I.U. Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.  He was born May 3, 1959 in Frankfort, Ind. to Fred & Jacquelyn Ann (Pletch) Williams.

Marc was a 1977 graduate of Frankfort High School and lived most of his live in Clinton County.  He was currently working at Purdue University as a Senior Lab Coordinator for the School of Industrial Engineering, had worked for Tate & Lyle in Lafayette as a Reliability Engineer, Mallory’s/Emerson Controls in Frankfort and was owner/operator of E & W Tool & Die. He had formerly attended the Antioch Church.  Marc enjoyed model rocketry, canoeing, woodworking, sailing & fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Jacquelyn A. Williams of Frankfort, Sister: Andrea (Dwight) Slipher of Frankfort, Special Friends: Heather & Kacey Joines of Kokomo. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother, Michael in 1954.
 
Of the memories shared, his colleagues in Industrial Engineering remember that he was "a character" with a really good heart. His sense of humor was unique and kept you on your toes. He was one to jump in whenever help was needed for alumni tours. He mastered the unimaginable feat of moving out of Michael Golden Labs after nearly 100 years and setting up in Potter over winter break. He told stories, steeped in his dry wit, from the side of his mouth with a smart grin. These would evoke a smile... or a snort. His students ALL got their work completed. Always.
 
One colleague says, "I am sure going to miss the sound of [Marc's] keys coming around the corner followed by a 'Hey kiddo, how's life'?" Another colleague states, "Marc was kind, quiet, had a good sense of humor, and was very willing to help people". He was a good soul and will be dearly missed.
 
Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Howard County Special Olympics, c/o Linda Lauderbaugh, 2707 N. Dixon Rd., Kokomo, IN 46901. 
 
More information can be found at marc-e-williams