Vicki Williams

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Vicki “Vic” Williams died as a result of her battle with lung cancer.

Vic was born Aug. 10, 1946, in the plains of Arizona. She held several positions during her lifetime but loved her time spent with the mayor’s office and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.

Vic was well known for her weekly column in the Wabash Plain Dealer with topics ranging from politics to her potted plants.

Regardless of the topic, her articles were impassioned and provocative. Vicki’s articles also appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, McCalls and Sports Illustrated. Her unique writing style led to appearances on Good Morning America, Hour Magazine, NBC News and Real People in the late 1980s and early ‘90s. Vic found great joy in recent years by publishing many of her books and even published a compilation of her favorite articles she wrote throughout her career. And if you followed her on Facebook, you knew her love of NASCAR and her all-time favorite driver, Jimmy Johnson.

Vicki is preceded in death by her mother and father, Janie and Robert Smoot, and her son, John Williams.

Per her wishes, Vic’s body was donated to science. Also per her directives, no services will be held but a memorial get together will be planned for early spring.

Posted on 2019 Feb 07