Christopher "Chris" Jon Williams
Dec 4, 1969 - Mar 11, 2017
Christopher "Chris"'s Story
Christopher "Chris" Jon Williams, 47, of Anderson, passed away March 11, 2017, at I.U. Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 4, 1969, in Des Moines, Iowa, to O. Dale Williams and the late E. Jane Williams. He resided most of his life in Anderson.
He began a distinguished career at Anderson University in 1995. During his 22 years of leadership at the university, he served in a wide capacity of roles, including Director of University Communications and Community Relations, Director of University Communications, and Director of Media and Electronic Communications. He most recently served as Director of Events and Special Projects. He was a popular instructor of public relations at the undergraduate level. He served on numerous committees and councils at AU.
Prior to his career at Anderson University, he was Director of Public Relations for Kruse International in Auburn.
He was a member of many local and national boards, including Leadership Academy of Madison County; Visitors Bureau of Madison County; Liberty Christian School; Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (Washington, D.C.) and I-CASE. He also served on the Church of God Ministries communications committee.
A 1992 graduate of Anderson University, he earned an MBA from the Falls School of Business in 2000, graduating with academic honors.
He was an active member of Wesley Free Methodist Church for more than 25 years and was a frequent part of many worship, drama and outreach programs. He loved his church family.
Chris was a dedicated and loving husband, father and friend. He loved everything that gave special moments with his family, especially their annual trips to Hilton Head, South Carolina. His greatest joy was people.
Chris is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kim; daughters, Emma and Lucy; father, O. Dale Williams (Maureen), of Auburn; brother Tony, of LaPorte; and nieces and nephews, Natalie Williams, Elle Smith, Reese Smith and Luke Morosko. He also is survived by his in-laws, Marlowe and Diane Morosko, of Huntsburg, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Monique and Aaron Smith, and Chris and Kerry Morosko. He also leaves behind his close friends, Matt and Melissa Rust, and George Abiad, of Anderson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Park Place Church of God, officiated by Pastor Marc Adams. Private family graveside rites will take place at East Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Rozelle- Johnson Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Chris Williams Memorial, c/o Madison County Federal Credit Union, 621 E. Eighth St., Anderson, IN 46012. These donations will be used to provide for the future needs of his daughters.
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