John L. Williamson

July 28, 1938 ~ October 12, 2020 (age 82)


John L. Williamson of Canada, KY passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1938 at Canada, KY the son of the late Delmer and Ethel Williamson.  He was 82 years old.

John L. was well known in the community having been the owner and operator of Williamson TV Cable, owner of John L’s Hardware and the owner of Williamson Family Foods. He also worked for Borden for over 20 years and was a member of the Sidney Missionary Baptist Church.

John L. and his best friend Ed Thacker were friends long before John L married his wife June “West” Williamson who survives him.  They lived side by side, vacationed together, camped together, and raised their families together. Ed and Jean and John L. and June raised six children and lived as one precious family. Those children  are: Nicky Delmer Williamson (Mary) of Princeton, WV, John L. Williamson II (Belinda) of Canada, KY, Ryan Kelly Williamson (Brenda) of Canada, KY, Jeanne Maynard (David Lee) of Canada, KY, Jamey Russell Thacker (Maria) of Reynoldsburg, OH and Wanda (Milton) of Tulsa OK. Marilyn Robinette of Murfeesboro, TN is like another daughter to June.  John L. is also survived by six grandchildren:
Kari June Blackburn of Lexington, Ky, Kyle David Maynard of Lexington, Ky, Katherine Ethel Jordan (Nick) of Canada, KY, John Williamson III of Pikeville, KY, Isaac Clay Williamson (Jessica) of Canada KY, Wendy Cook of Belfry, KY, Ryan Kelly Jr. (Merissa) of Winchester, KY and Makayla Williamson also of Winchester, KY. 
Also 8 great grandchildren: 
Mason, Ramzee, Luke, Jackson, Harper, Aubrey, Laneah and Kashtyn.  John L is also survived by a host of other family, neighbors and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 7pm with brother Shawn Ward officiating services starting at 7pm at Sidney Missionary Baptist church.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Sidney Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Zeke Stepp.

Pallbearers will be John williamson lll, Isaac Williamson,Kyle David Maynard, Ryan Kelly Williamson,Nick Jordan, Mason Washington, Ron West, and Luke Blackburn.

Burial will follow in the Williamson Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the Sidney Missionary Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY. The guestbook may be signed at

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October 15, 2020

5:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

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