Bruce Fredrick Williams


Bruce Frederick Williams, 66, passed away April 9, 2018 at Springfield Regional Hospital.

Bruce was born January 30, 1952 in Springfield, OH to the late Otis Williams (Big Otis) and Bertha L. (Morgan) Williams.

Bruce worked at Honda of America until his retirement in 2009 with 20 years of service.  Upon his retirement Bruce got involved with “Peacekeepers Globe Initiative” based out of Columbus, OH.  Bruce went on to establish and promote a Peacekeeper Chapter here in Springfield.  Bruce enjoyed and took his obligation of being a Peacekeeper very seriously.   He wore his Peacekeepers attire daily and with much pride.  The Springfield Peacekeepers Chapter helped with many schools, churches and other community events throughout the city to insure safe and peaceful events.

Bruce loved this city and regularly attended the Police Community Review Advisory Group, School Board, and City Commissioners Meetings.  Bruce voiced his opinion at these meetings when he felt necessary until his health prevented him from attending.

Bruce is survived by his Mother; Bertha L. Williams, Wife; Sharon Peterson-Williams, Son; Tony (Missy) Williams, Grandchildren; Makenzie and Izaiah Williams.  Sisters; Glenda Williams-Jones of Winter Haven, FL., Harriett (Michael) Davis, and Lisa Yates both of Springfield.  Brothers; Otis (Carlyn) Williams and Tony Threats both of Springfield; John Williams of Knoxville, TN.  A host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Godson; Michael Robinson.  Uncles; Jimmy (Ann) Morgan of Texas and Richard (Juliana) Myers of NY, NY. Bruce was preceded in death by his Father; Otis Williams and Sister; Carolyn Threats-Upshaw.

Special thanks to Michael Goodwin, Larry Lash, Tony Clay, Ernie Wynn and Al Howard. The unique friendships you shared with Bruce has stood the test of time.  And all your acts of kindness and support shown to me are greatly appreciated.  The Williams Family of Cairo, GA., thank you for your calls and love.

With heartfelt love and thanks to Pastor Peggy E .G. Turner, Pastor Dwight Smith and the Trinity Church Family.

Bruce’s “Present for Peace” will be greatly missed.

Services starting at 11:00, with Family present at 12:00 until time of Memorial Service at 1:00 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Trinity A.M.E Church, 554 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH.

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Williams family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Bruce. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.

  2. We would like to offer the family our heartfelt condolences.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers during this difficult time. Thinking of you with deep sympathy.

  3. Linda Elston-Threats

    Williams family – so sorry for your loss. Bruce was passionate about peace and believing that we could live with it in all areas of our life. He wanted higher standards for all of us. He will be missed. Know that God is there in our good times and bad. He will get you through this difficult time. Trust Him

  4. Dr. Jackie Williams and Family

    My condolences to the William’s family (my) family. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. Stay strong in your faith and God protect and keep you.

  5. To the Williams family and friends, you have my condolences in your loss. Although the funeral services is long over and family and friends have gone to their perspective homes, you still are grieving and are in need of encouragement! May you have faith in God’s promise of the future resurrection. (John 3:16; Acts 24:15)

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