Raymond Eugene Williamson, age 87, a resident of Philippi, passed away Sunday June 26, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family. Raymond was born October 3, 1934 on LeRoy, IL. a son of the late Estol and Nellie (Shifflett) Williamson. Raymond was united in marriage to his wife of 55 years Maggie Eujuina (Minton) Williamson who preceded him in death in 2007. Surviving are children, Kevin Eugene Williamson, Jacqueline S. Shefka, Kathy Osbin, grandchildren, Brian Jackson, Heather Shefka, Kelly Shefka, Jessica Osbin, Trevor Osbin, Jessica Wilson, Luke Osbin, great grandchildren, Ryan Shefka, Cheyenne Shefka, Wyatt Raditz, Kylie, Bryson, Jacob and Skylar Wilson, Ashland and John David Osbin, sisters, Emily Jean Meeks, and Glenda Turner and husband Irv.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, wife, infant son Brian Keith Williamson, and sister Bertha Whitsell. He worked for the Lake County Highway Department in Illinois as a mechanic and snow plow driver. Raymond served in the US Navy. He enjoyed doing carpentry work, spending time with his grandchildren, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Thursday June 30, from 2-4 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 pm with Pastor Gary Clem officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the US Navy and Belington American Legion Post #29. In honor of Raymond’s request cremation will follow the services.