Paul M. Williams, D.O.

Paul M. Williams, D.O.


Paul M. Williams, D.O., of Brookfield, Missouri, formerly of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away peacefully January 2, 2023 at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Born May 29, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, Paul was the son of Harry and Anna (Valla) Williams. Paul met Nancy (Hutchinson) Williams while they were in medical school in Kirksville, Missouri, and were married on May 17, 1970.

Paul is survived by his wife Nancy of the home, sons: Scott (Denise) Williams of Independence, MO and Brian Williams of Kearney, NE; his granddaughter, Samantha (Gus) Hendren, and one great-granddaughter, Skyler Hendren. He is also survived by uncles Charles "Chuck" Williams and Clint Williams of Michigan, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He also leaves behind his faithful assistant, caregiver, and dear friend, Pam Gladbach for the last five years.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Hal Williams, sister-in-law, Betty Williams; sister, Sylvia McKenzie; brother-in-law, Don McKenzie, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.

Paul graduated from Roosevelt High School in Detroit, Michigan. He received a Bachelor's degree at Michigan Tech in Engineering/Physics. He moved to Kirksville, Missouri, and attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in July of 1964 with a Doctor of Osteopathy. In May of 2013 at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences he was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Education Degree.

Dr. Williams practiced Radiology at Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital (KOH), Grim Smith Hospital, and Northeast Regional Medical Center, and taught Radiology for over thirty-years at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After leaving Kirksville and moving to Brookfield, Missouri, Paul continued to practice Radiology at Pershing Hospital and Sullivan County Hospital until retiring in 2021.

Dr. Williams served on many Hospital Boards and Committees and was a member of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR).

He was a member of and baptized at First Baptist Church in Kirksville, MO. He later attended United Methodist Church in Brookfield, MO after moving there. Faith was very important to Paul and one of his cherished moments was being baptized in the Jordan River during a trip to the Holy Land in 2007.

Dr. Williams loved to travel, hunt, fish, enjoyed the family farm and was a huge history buff especially about the Civil War. He loved dogs and leaves behind the family dog "Britches". Paul touched many lives throughout his career in medicine. He was known for being very kind and generous, and will be sadly missed by many people.

Funeral services for Dr. Paul Williams will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, Missouri, with Chaplain Joe Smith presiding. Interment will follow the service at Parkview Memorial Gardens in Kirksville.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. service time in the chapel at Travis-Noe Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are John Gladbach, Bill Toops, Steve Peterson, Gus Hendren, Luke Hobbs and Dr. Todd Sylvara.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Dr. Paul Williams may be made to A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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