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SSG Joshua Eugene Williams

SSG Joshua Eugene Williams

SSG Joshua Eugene Williams, age 37, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018.  He was a native of Sikeston, MO, attended United Church, and a member of Enlisted Association of the National Guard in Tennessee.

SSG Joshua E. Williams entered the Tennessee Army National Guard on October 1, 1998, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

SSG Williams has served with the 1-181st Field Artillery Battalion as a HIMARS Section Chief and has deployed three times, first deployment to Iraq from November 2005 to November 2006, second deployment to Iraq from August 2007 to May 2008, third deployment to Jordan from June 2012 to February 2013.

SSG Williams Awards: Army Commendation Medal 2nd Award; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal 4th Award; National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal Mobilization; Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon 3rd Award; Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon;
Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon; Tennessee National Guard Individual Achievement Ribbon; Tennessee National Guard War Service Ribbon; Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon; Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon; Drivers Badge Wheeled Vehicle.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Williams.

He is survived by wife: Shelby Williams, Lawrenceburg; one daughter: Kendal Williams, Lawrenceburg; one step daughter: Halie Ratliff, Lawrenceburg; one step son: Tyler Ratliff, Lawrenceburg; mother: Pamela Price, Lawrenceburg; one brother: Dusty Grinnell, Tennessee; two sisters: Hannah Houser and Rachel Houser, Lawrenceburg; grandfather: Anthony Grinnell, Lawrenceburg; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services for SSG Joshua Eugene Williams were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018, with Tony Morgan officiating. Military honors followed at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceburg. Family requests memorials be made to the Josh Williams Memorial Fund for Veterans at the Bank of Frankewing. Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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