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Lyle James Paul Williams 1967-2023

Lyle James Paul Williams, age 56, of Greencastle, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at his home.

Lyle James Paul Williams
Lyle James Paul Williams

Born in Bristol, PA on August 27, 1967, he was the son of late Lyle James Williams and Zelda Fox Williams.

Lyle was a 1987 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and a 2001 graduate of CHI Institute, where he earned his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Lyle served as a police officer in both Waynesboro, PA, where he retired in 2019, and part time for the Greencastle Police Department.

He was a member of the NRA, FOP and PAL. Lyle enjoyed target shooting, camping, fishing, cooking, building models, and taking Grendel on adventures. Lyle was also a movie and history buff that enjoyed old black and white films.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Jo Sandy Williams, whom he married on May 23, 1998; two children, Taylor R. Williams of Quakertown, PA and Erica H. Williams of Hagerstown, MD; two siblings, Beth Williams Schools (Dennis) of Levittown, PA, and James Williams (Kay) of  Erwinna, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Williams- Arroyo.

 A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 06, 2023, in the Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, 45 South Carlisle Street, Greencastle, PA, where Rev. Dr. A. Robert Cook will officiate.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lyle’s name, to the American Heart Association online here.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lyle J.P. Williams, please visit the floral store.



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