Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wilbur K "Cricket" Williams II, 53

Wilbur K. “Cricket” Williams II, 53, a longtime resident of Ascutney, passed away unexpectedly Friday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Valley Regional Hospital Emergency Room in Claremont. 

He was born June 30, 1964 in Leyden, Massachusetts, the son of Wilbur K. and Marilyn (Straw) Williams. He received his schooling in Ascutney and Springfield, Vermont, and graduated from Springfield High School in 1982. He married Frances Lord in Ascutney on Feb. 19, 1984.

Wilbur was employed at the former Top Hat Restaurant in Ascutney and later at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor until the plant closed in 1984. He was currently employed as a lead man at Sturm Ruger in Newport for the past 30 years.

He was fond of car racing, riding motorcycles, playing guitar, hunting, fishing and tinkering on his many projects. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and animals. He also enjoyed his adopted family and numerous friends. 

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Delmore Fairbrother. 

Survivors include his wife, Frances Williams of Ascutney; one daughter, Alicia M. Aldridge and her husband, Shaun of Ascutney; two sons, Charles “Chaz” Lord and his wife, Dawn of Newport, and Wilbur K. “CJ” Williams III of West Windsor; four brothers, Larry Williams of Ascutney, Lonnie Fairbrother of Vershire, Vermont, and Gary Fairbrother and Kent Fairbrother, both of Weathersfield Bow; three sisters, Pattie Eglintine of Newbury, New Hampshire and Cindy Austin and Stacey Hussey, both of Windsor; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews. 

At his request, a celebration of his life will be held in the spring. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, 1 South Prospect St., Arnold Suite 2, Burlington, VT 05401. 

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at 

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