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“Shirley, words cannot express my sorrow of prentice passing. He was a wonderful man & great father in law. I loved him like my own dad. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Kay - St Petersburg, FL

“I'm so sorry for your loss....Sending prayers and hugs....God Bless ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Kelly Kirk - Hudson, FL

“I knew and worked with "Willy," as he was known at the West Road Michigan Bell/Ameritech garage, from 1968 until his retirement. Working with him...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bill Roth - Lincoln Park, MI

“Shirley: Sorry to hear the sad news. I am fortunate to have seen Prentice while visiting BARB Abens wake. I will keep you in my prayers. We all have...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Judy Abe - RIVERVIEW, MI - family

“So sorry to hear this sad news. Our class of 1954 is getting smaller. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Meg (Margarite) Butkowski. (Reno) - MI

“We send our deepest sympathies for the lost of you love one. We know that he will be greatly missed. We send our love to you ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Bertha Griffin - Lenoir, NC

“My sympathies and condolences, with love and prayers, to the Williams family. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gayle Thompson - Oldsmar, FL


Born in Monroe, Prentice was the son of Prentice and Lena (Alvis) Williams. A 1954 graduate of Trenton High School, he married the love of his life, Shirley Aben, on November 5, 1955. Prentice worked for Michigan Bell for over 41 years, retiring in 1996. He then worked for Manheim Auto Auction for over 17 years. Prentice was member of the Flat Rock Elks, he collected sports memorabilia, and enjoyed working on electronics, but his most cherished times were those spent with his family.
Prentice leaves to cherish his memory, Shirley, his wife of the past 62 years; his children: Steven (Christine) Williams of Sarasota, Florida, Kirk Williams of Brownstown, Michael Williams of Brownstown and Jeffrey (Gina) Williams of Rockwood; five grandchildren: Gino Palermo, Melissa Williams, Sydney Williams, Adam Williams and Samantha (Brian) Lobocki; as well as brother Larry (Carol) Williams of Southgate. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Anthony Williams; a daughter Marci Williams; a brother Robert Williams and a sister Margaret Flenniken.
Memorial contributions in honor of Prentice may be made to the American Cancer Society.