Clinton Williams

Obituary of Clinton J. Williams

Smethport - Clinton J. “Pappy Clint” Williams, 95, of Smethport, passed away Tuesday (August 11, 2020).


He was born Oct. 1, 1924 in Packerton, PA, a son of Evor and Elsie Zellner Williams.  On Dec. 21, 1946, in Lehighton, PA, he married Mabel M. Kromer, who died January 20, 2012.


Clinton served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943 to 1945 and was very proud of his military service.


Mr. Williams was the superintendent of the Lehighton Water Authority for over 35 years, retiring in Oct. 1986.  He also was a former Mayor of Lehighton.  He was employed for a period of time as deputy game warden for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Clint was the oldest member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport and was a member of the VFW Post #2497 of Smethport. 


He is survived by:

One daughter:  Kathleen (John) Repsher of Pen Argyl, PA

Three sons:  Larry (Eleanor) Williams and Glenn Williams, both of Lehighton, PA, and Arthur (Rose) Williams of Duke Center

One son-in-law:  Warren Semmel of Smethport

18 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren

One sister-in-law:  Elaine Williams of Northampton, PA

And many nieces and nephews


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Semmel, one granddaughter, Tammy Williams and one great-granddaughter, Heather Rex.  He was also preceded in death by seven siblings:  Evor, James, Robert, Harry, Elsie, Ida and Emma.


A memorial service for Clinton will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17th at 1 PM in the Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.  Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Smethport Food Pantry.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Clinton
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. -Smethport
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