James A. Williams, aka "Buster " was born in Decatur, Illinois on Tuesday October 8, 1957 at Decatur and Macon County Hospital, the son of James A and Shirley D (Tucker) Williams, The Lord called him home on Friday February 3, 2006 from Decatur Memorial Hospital. He has one sister Kelly and husband Brian, two nephews Brian "BJ" and Colton and neice Sonya. He also had many BEST friends and very special cousins. He had a love of life and always wanted to be on the go either riding his 4 wheeler or working on his mustang. Buster was a "one of a kind" guy thats for sure!
Buster went all 12 yrs at Warrensburg Latham schools. He was in Cub Scouts as a child and loved his model trains. He joined the Warrensburg Fire Dept. in 1977 and retired in 1998. He worked for Onyx for 13 yrs then going to Sears working in mechanics. Recently he had worked for Foremost Truck and Trailer.
He lived with Lori 14 yrs helping raise Kyle, Jake, and Kelsey whom he loved like family. He loved everyone he knew!
Busters Story and What happened to him: Buster was a fun loving guy and loved riding 4 wheelers and working on his mustang. In Dec. of 2005 he was starting to not feel good he had a cold and congestion. He went two times to Doctors Family Practice once in Dec. 05 and once in Jan. 06 both times they said he had bronchitis and gave him meds and sent him on his way. On Jan. 8th 06 we went to the ER because he just wasnt getting any better they did xrays and a breathing treatment and cat scan said its the bronchitis and sent us home. A week later, Jan. 16 06, he was still no better and we decided to go back to the hospital. When we got there his pulse ox was at 55 and we were taken straight back, the dr called in a heart dr because they thought it was his heart, that dr who was also our dads dr said he is to be admitted and that it was not his heart but his lungs and a different specialist would be in to see us the next morning (the dr could see on the cat scan from the week before what the problem was but we were never called). Dr Verma came the next day and informed us that bub had pulmonary fibrosis and was very sick they wanted to do an open lung biopsy to see exactly what type of fibrosis it was but it wasnt meant to be. The next day Tuesday Jan 17, 06, he coded and went into respitory failure and was put on a vent, he was cohearant in the beginning and I was encouraged but even that wasnt meant to be. He went down hill fast and we never got to get the biopsy as he couldnt be off the vent for any length of time. We made a the decision to let bub go on Thurs Feb 2, 06 after I found out the sedation they had him on had been off for 2 day and he was completely unresponsive and on the vent with 100% oxygen and peeps. This was the longest 21 days of my life as I said goodbye to my only brother and sibling and my best friend. You will be missed bubba.
The final autopsy report said that bub had end stage lung disease complicated by pulmonary fibrosis and pnemonitis.