August 26 1966 November 9 2022
Sean Matthew Williams came into the world on August 26th, 1966 and departed on November 9, 2022. He was born to parents Dennis and Janice Casey. At the age of 3, his mother remarried. Sean was adopted by Gary Williams and his name legally changed to Sean Matthew Williams. At a very young age, it was obvious he had a love for all sports. He learned to ride a bike at the age of 3 and was riding a motorcycle quickly after. The family moved to several different cities while Sean was growing up, but he continued to ride motorcycles and play competitive sports throughout his school years. His favorite was baseball where he was a left-handed catcher. After graduating from Camdenton high school in 1984, he started working for Johnson Brothers Concrete Construction Company. He married Kathy Lurz on March 17th, 1987. They had two daughters, Jessica and Lindsey. He passed his love of sports to his girls, coaching their teams or cheering them on from the sidelines (sometimes to an embarrassing degree). Sean went to work for his father-in-law, Don Lurz, and learned carpentry skills from him and eventually started his own company. He built many beautiful homes in the Lake area during his 32-year career. He was a very talented and creative builder. Sean was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. He loved the Lake of the Ozarks and was never more at home than on the water. Jesus said: “follow me and I will make you fishers of men,” and Sean’s final months of life on earth showed that to be the truth. He loved spending time with his family at his grandparents lake house. Whether fishing, going for a boat ride, or pulling his daughters on a tube, it was easy to see the lake was Sean’s happy place. He had a special relationship with his grandchildren, Katherine, William, and JD. He taught them how to fish and inspired their love for the lake. He really enjoyed watching them play sports, but enjoyed playing with them more. You could find him hitting a volleyball with Katherine or throwing a baseball or football with the boys anytime he was well enough. They enjoyed hearing him share stories from the bible and spending time reading together. He loved them “to heaven and back”. Sean was loved by so many. He never met a stranger and was a light to others. He was known for his humor and colorful storytelling, which often had people laughing to tears. He also had a great singing voice and enjoyed singing karaoke, with his daughters, and at church. He sang at several friends’ weddings. At the age of 12, Sean trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and went forward to make sure of his salvation. As the devil would have it, a tragic event broke Sean’s heart. He turned from the Lord and didn’t come back until August of 2021. After being diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer, he returned and served Him with everything he had. Every minute that he was physically able he passed out tracts and told everyone who would listen to trust Jesus. Whether it was people at chemo treatments, someone who came into his room during his many hospital stays, or the person who held a door open for him, he shared his love for Jesus. He devoured the bible and listened constantly to preaching. He didn’t miss a church service if he was physically able to be there. Sean was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Kathy and both her parents, Don & Mary Lurz; his grandfather, Earl Worthley, and his uncle, Robert Worthley. Sean is survived by his 97-year-old granny Betty Worthley; his mother Janice Brown (Burt); his sister Lori Melton; his daughters Jessica Williams (Alex) and Lindsey McClain (Justin); his grandchildren Lucy (17), Katherine (10), William Sean (8) and Justin Dwight (6); his nephews Zechariah (Nicole) and Caleb Melton; his cousins Robert Worthley II (Misty, Tiffany, and Tabitha) and Dan Worthley (Victoria, Nicolas, and Joshua). Sean’s family thanks you for your prayers and support during this past year and a half. If he was here, he would say: Trust Jesus today– Don’t waste your life. Services will be held on December 10 at Grace Baptist Church 850 MO-150, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082. The visitation will begin at 10am and the service at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations on Sean’s behalf to City Union Mission: cityunionmission.org/give/donation-page/. On Mon, Nov 28, 2022 at 12:07 PM Reflections Memorial Services LLC
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sean Matthew Willliams August 26 1966 November 9 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Kansas City, state: Missouri