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Michael Paul Williams

April 9, 1947 — September 15, 2022


Michael Paul Williams, 75, of Paducah, formerly of Farmer City, IL passed away on Thursday September 15, 2022, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY.

He was born on April 9, 1947, in Champaign, IL, the son of Arthur Paul “Shorty” Williams and Maxine (Whitehouse) Williams.

He enjoyed all things motorized, notable Corvettes. He worked as an Operating Engineer and raced dragsters. Mike never met a stranger, welcoming the opportunity to strike up a conversation with new friend along his local truck routes. He especially enjoyed reminiscing with long-time friends.

Mike moved to Paducah to spend time with his lifelong friend, Coleen Helmick, where they enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and boating on Kentucky Lake.

He is survived by his daughter, Misty (Brady) Hudson of Le Roy, IL; one grandson, Garrett Hudson of Le Roy, IL; sister-in-law, Connie Mortland of Taylorville; nieces, Kerri Hudson and Jennifer Mortland both of Lexington, KY; great nephews, Kainan, Chase (Savannah), and Bailey Hudson all of Lexington, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Carl E. “Doc” Mortland.

Mike will be cremated and a family graveside service to begin at 11:00am on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Greenleaf Cemetery in Farmer City, IL.

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Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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