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Thornton "Poody" Walter Williams

December 14, 1938 ~ November 17, 2017 (age 78)

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Thornton Williams, 78, of Rangeley and Bath, Maine passed away with his family at his side on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home in Bath.  Born to Burleigh and Leonice (Cushing) Williams, Poody, as he was known to his friends and family was a 1957 graduate of Morse High School.  He married the love of his life, Ivy Katherine Picken in 1958 and recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary together.

Throughout his life, Poody was an avid hunter and fisherman, a passion he was able to continue after he and Kathy relocated to Rangeley in 1986.  Other hobbies included woodworking, bluegrass music and playing guitar.  Poody was a member of several fraternal organizations including the Elks, The Shrine and he was raised as a Freemason on October 29th, 1975.

Predeceased by his parents and a stepfather, Elmer Morse, Poody is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughter, Kellie Murphy; son, Darren Williams and his wife Laura; grandchildren, Sarah and Kayla Murphy and Cody Williams; his step brother, Edward Morse and his wife Joyce; nephews, Stephen and Eric Morse and ten great grandchildren.

At Poody’s request, there will be no services.

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