Jenkin D. “Shink” Williams – December 6, 2016


Jenkin D. “Shink” Williams, age 79 of New Philadelphia passed away in Aultman Hospital at Canton on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

A son of the late C. “Bucky” and Ruth (Hildebrand) Williams, Shink was born on April 16, 1937 at Gnadenhutten.

He was a 1955 graduate of the former Gnadenhutten High School and entered into the United States Navy where he honorably served his country for three years.

Shink began his career in water and sewer treatment at Gnadenhutten and retired as the Water Department Superintendent for the City of Canton following 48 years of service in his field. He attended Fellowship House at Gnadenhutten, was a member of the New Philadelphia Elks Lodge BPOE 510 and in his younger years enjoyed golfing, hunting and trap shooting.

Shink will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 60 years, Nancy Kohl Williams; a daughter, Mandy (Brian) Mihalcin; grandchildren, Austin, Quinne and Grant all of North Canton, Shannon (Seth) Abbuhl; a great-grandson Meyer Abbuhl; a sister, Delores (Mel) Cox; a brother, Clayton (Chris) Williams all of Gnadenhutten; his sister-in-law, Joyce (Phil) Garrett of Columbus and a brother-in-law, Mike (Pat) Kohl of New Philadelphia. Completing his family are several nieces and nephews and his very special furry friend, Bucky.

In addition to his parents, Shink was preceded by a son David “Frank” Williams.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation or services. Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory is handling cremation care.

Memorial contributions in Shink’s name may be directed to The Indian Valley Foundation, PO Box 171 Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629.

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