Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Thomas Edward Williams\n\r\n\t\t\t\tThomas Edward Williams, age 66, of Ottumwa lost his battle with cancer on March 8, 2011. He was born November 22, 1944 in Portsmouth, Ohio. His family moved to the Urbandale, IA area when he was very young. He grew up and attended school there, graduating from UHS in 1963. He played baseball, basketball and golf, lettering in each one. Baseball was always his favorite sport; he was a long time Chicago Cubs fan as was a Dallas Cowboys fan. After his graduation he worked in many different manufacturing companies and moved to the southern part of the United States where he lived most of his life. He met and married Maureen Patterson in Dallas, TX on July 1, 1998 and remained married to the love of his life for twenty-four years until he passed. When they moved back to Iowa, Tom worked at John Deere, Ottumwa Works for several years and was a member of UAW Local 74 and served as shop steward. He attended church at North Court Baptist in Ottumwa. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Maureen Williams of Ottumwa, a daughter Stephanie Chiodo of Denver, CO, three grandchildren, one great grandson, a brother, Edwin Williams of Urbandale, two aunts, Charlotte Morgan of Urbandale, and Margaret Wion of Des Moines, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00 am with Rev. Roger Hemmings officiating at the North Court Baptist Church in Ottumwa. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottpierschbacher.com..