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“Jim was a friend, classmate, fellow orthodontist. We would always call and visit when one of our patients was moving to our respective area. He was...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Dr Richard M Demko - Chesterfield, MO

“Jim was a friend, classmate, fellow orthodontist. We would always call and visit when one of our patients was moving to our respective area. He was...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dr Richard M Demko - Chesterfield, MO

“Williams Family~May your fondest memories carry you through your feeling of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Dr. Bussick and Staff ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Timothy Bussick - Fort Wayne, IN

“Diane and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and your family.Karen Jennings and Family ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Jennings - Fremont, IN

“Diane, I was so sorry to see that Jim passed away. I know what a long struggle he had. I also know how well you took care of him for so long. You and...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Conni Lobsiger - COLUMBIA CITY, IN

“Diane, Our sincere condolences to you and your family! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Steve and Alyce ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Alyce Zahn - Huntington, IN

“Diane, Our sincere condolences to you and your family! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Steve and Alyce ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Alyce Zahn - Huntington, IN

“Our hearts are heavy with sorrow, but also joy. The joys we we've had throughout the last twenty years of knowing Jim and the memories which will...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Ron & Leilani Looney - Fort Wayne, IN

“Thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Tim Bussick and Robin Hamlet and the staff at Bussick Orthodontics ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Bussick - Fort wayne, IN

“Diane, Julie, Bryan and family members:Dee and I extend our deepest sympathies to you as you experience the loss of your husband, father and...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Tom & Dee Herman - IN - Friend

“May The Lord Bless Jim's Soul ! ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Joe Rinard - Indianapolis, IN

“Diane, I want to tell you that Bob G. was kind enough to keep us informed about Jim's condition for some time. My family gives you our love and the...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Perry Wainman - Greencastle, IN

“Dear Diane and family, profound and sincere condolences , please know that many prayers were made for both you and Jim for many years, know that...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: joe hake - clear lake, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family. We are lucky to be able to work for Dr, Williams's son, Dr. Bryan Williams in Evergreen, CO. ...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Kist - Evergreen, CO

“Sending our love and deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Jim. He was a true fighter throughout his battle of illnesses! May strength and peace...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Cheryl Bischoff - FL - Family

“My sympathy to the extended Williams family. I knew Jim and Diane very casually through Dr. Tom Pequignot. Jim was his good friend and I would hear...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Fr. John H. Delaney - South Bend, IN

“Dear Diane, Julie, and Bryan, I send you my heartfelt condolences. What a fighter Jim was and what a treat it was to be able to call him my friend. I...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Joy Clenet - Family Friend

“May God keep you in his tender care. RIP. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Margie Williams - Fort Wayne, IN

“Diane, Julie, and Bryan: I am sending my warmest thoughts, deepest condolences, and brightest wishes. I am so very sorry. You are an amazing family...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Erin Loubier - Washington, DC

“Dr. Williams indirectly taught me to drive (thanks to his winter car, the Taurus!) and is responsible for my straight, great-looking teeth. He...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Meghan Cast - San Francisco, CA

“My cousin, Jim, was a great man. Born and raised by two, J.E. and Edna, he was a perfect first son. Followed by brothers John and Joe, but preceded...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Gwen Smith - Kingston, TN

“I always admired Jim. I have known him all of my life. He was my first cousin , a little older than me, but Joe was only a week older than me and...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Gwen Smith - Kingston, TN

“Rest In Peace to my dear friend who rode out on a rainbow. You are loved and will be missed by so many.Love, Leilani ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Leilani Looney - Roanoke, IN

James E. Williams, D.D.S., M.S., 69 died on Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was born on June 3, 1947 in Newport, AR and lived most of his childhood in Memphis, TN. In 1960 he moved with his family to the Chicago suburbs and then again in 1963 to Fort Wayne. He graduated from Northside High School in 1965 and then enrolled in a predental curriculum at IPFW. The following year he met Diane Simancek, a Michigan State University student who had transferred to the Dental Hygiene program at IPFW. They became engaged in 1968, the same year that Dr. Williams entered Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Upon Diane's graduation in 1969 they were married. After graduating with honors in 1972 he was admitted to the post graduate program to specialize in orthodontics. Once Dr. Williams completed the program he returned to Fort Wayne in 1974 to start a private orthodontic practice in the southwest area of town. In 1996 Dr. Angela Becker joined him and they practiced as partners under the name Williams & Becker Orthodontic group. He was a member of Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, the Indiana Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Indiana Association of Orthodontists, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontics, and the American Association of Orthodontics. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years , Diane, a daughter, Julie Herman of Fort Wayne and a son, Dr. Bryan Williams (Melissa) of Evergreen, CO. In addition, Dr. Williams is survived by 4 grandchildren, Jessica and Thomas Herman of Fort Wayne and Claire and Addisyn Williams of Evergreen, CO. He is also survived by sister in laws Amy and Margie Williams, both of Fort Wayne, nephew, Ross Williams of Chicago and niece, Chelsey Williams, from Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Edna Williams and brothers, John Williams and Joe Williams. Service is 11:00 am, Monday May 22, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road with calling one hour prior. Calling also Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm & 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials gifts can be made to the University of Chicago Medicine, with a memo line "Dr. Elizabeth Blair's Education and Research Fund" and mailed to University of Chicago Gifts Administration and Business Data, James Williams, DDS Memorial Fund. 5235 Harper Court, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 61615 or online at Click on "Give" in the upper right hand corner. Special instruction window" enter James Williams Memorial- Dr. Elizabeth Blair Education and Research Fund or Visiting Nurse 5910 Homestead Rd Fort Wayne, In 46804 To sign the online guest book, go to