John Robert Williams Jr.

October 9, 1929July 10, 2014
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John R. "Jack" Williams, 84, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday July 10, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on October 9, 1929 in Elkhart, Indiana to John Robert and Mary Kathleen Grider Williams, Sr.

Mr. Williams is survived by his sister-in-law Burnadette Williams of Indiana, his step-sister Judith Wright of Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother William C. Williams and his companion Jonas Rose.

Jack, along with his companion Jonas Rose, owned and operated the beauty salon Lajolie Feme. The Williams family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of Jack's caregivers.

Private family services were held at Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum. Services were entrusted to Bisch and Son Funeral Home and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at


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Larry Burgett

August 14, 2014

What a tragic loss and sad indeed to lose a great person. Jack and Jonas
Will both be remembered in posterity. They both were from an era gone by. So sad and will be deeply missed to join Hollywood legends Loren Bacall and Robin Williams.

Jo Anne Schleyhahn

July 29, 2014

To a great employer and a wonderful friend. Rest in peace.

Regina Boblitt

July 25, 2014

Its been 2 weeks today, and it hasn't gotten any easier. I miss my Jack. We've been through a lot together. You have taught me so much, I would not have changed a thing. I know you're in heaven, still looking down because you cared for me. Not only your caregiver, but the daughter you never had, love Gina.

Susan Cook

July 22, 2014

I knew Jack from being a wonderful hair designer, he made my Mother a stunning looking woman.

May the family of Jack have wonderful memories in their hearts.

Bob Stik

July 21, 2014

Jack was a wonderful friend and employer and will miss him very much. He was kind, gentle, humorous and all around friend to have. I will miss talking with him and sharing memories of the Salon days and current happenings.
Blessing you with a new life and journey........see you later.

Sue Terry

July 20, 2014

I knew Jack only from Lajolie Feme. He was great at what he did and had an enjoyable personality.

July 20, 2014

Jack will be missed. We came to enjoy his sense of humor and neighborly friendship. Karola & Don Beahringer

Joe & Mary Feagans

July 20, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.