Charles Williams Jr., 74, owner of heating business
Charles Marshall Williams Jr., retired owner of a heating installation company, died Saturday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 74 and lived in Cockeysville.
For 35 years, he ran Marshall Heating and Air Conditioning, a business he operated from his home.
In 1983, he founded Asbestos Engineering, an asbestos removal firm that he later sold. He also sold mutual funds and insurance and ran a real estate business.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Pigtown, he attended Polytechnic Institute.
He served in the Air Force as part of the Allied occupation forces in Germany in the 1940s.
He played the saxophone and flute and built radio-controlled model aircraft.
He was a member of the Parkville post of Veterans of Foreign Wars and enjoyed playing golf with post members.
He served on the board of directors of Topfield Condominiums in Cockeysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Valley Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Joppa Road, Lutherville, where he was a deacon.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, the former Alice Virginia Honeywell; a daughter, Melody Stull of Libertytown; a stepson, Allen Harrison of White Marsh; a stepdaughter, Virginia Antos of Nokesville, Va.; a sister, Florence Raker of Towson; and four grandsons.