Blain W. Williams Jr., age 60, of Massillon, died Sunday evening at Massillon Community Hospital following a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 8, 1943 in Massillon to the late Blain W. Williams Sr. and Cora (Craig) Hickman. He was graduated in 1961 from Massillon Washington High School. He was employed as an assistant manager for John's Sporting Goods and was formerly employed by Perry Rubber Company and Republic Steel. He is survived by his wife, Linda F. (Brugger) Williams, sons and daughter-in-law, Blain W. Williams III of Delroy, OH, Christopher J. and Lana Williams of Massillon, Michael B. Williams of Canton, Steven R. Williams of Massillon, Shaun T. and Seth W. Williams, both of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Alan Barlow of Gillette, WY; six grandchildren; step sisters, Pauline Swineford of Columbus, OH and Irene Jackson of Massillon and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Reed Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Paul officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. Following the services, Mr. Williams will be cremated.