William R. Williams, VMD, of Tunkhannock, died Sunday in Ann’s Grove Personal Care Home in Tunkhannock.
He was born in Plymouth, on February 5, 1933, a son of the late William Garfield and Mary Jones Williams. He was a 1949 graduate of Tunkhannock High School, where was valedictorian, and a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinarian Medical School.
After graduation, he was employed by a local veterinarian and worked as a federal meat inspector for several years. He became active in the raising and research of trout and was one of the first in the country to raise trout under cover. He was the founder and former owner of the Sugar Hollow Trout Hatchery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Passoth.
Surviving are sons Dr. Kendal P. Williams, Philadelphia; Dr Daniel C. Williams, Tunkhannock, and Jonathan K. Williams, Ecuador; brothers Thomas L. and Neil R. Williams, both of Tunkhannock; and four grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Williams Family Cemetery in Sugar Hollow. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 West Tioga St., Tunkhannock.
Online condolences may be made at sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.