Family pays tribute to 'irreplaceable' Clydach man John Williams
THE family of the man killed in a collision on the outskirts of Clydach has described him as irreplaceable.
John Williams died following Sunday’s accident when the Vauxhall Astra he was driving hit a wall.
In a statement the family said: “He was irreplaceable and one of a kind. He will be sorely missed by his many friends and his entire family.”
Mr Williams was known to his pals as “Johnballz”, and worked at Virgin Media in Swansea.
He was one of the founder members of the Wales Tartan football club, based in Winch Wen.
The 31-year-old former Cwmtawe Comprehensive School pupil lived in Clydach. Tributes from friends poured in following the tragic news.
The accident happened on Ynyspenllwch Road at around 1.10am last Sunday.
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and those who stopped to provide assistance.
Virgin Media customer operations manager Jane Proctor described Mr Williams, who had worked for the company for eight years, as a larger than life character.
“It is an absolute tragedy,” she said. “He was a great lad and a lot of fun. He will be sorely, sorely missed.”
Other tributes have come from pals including Simon Matthews, who said: “You can tell how much you were loved by how many tears are shed when you pass.
“For JonBallz Williams another ocean has been made. Always born to be a unique character — will always be remembered and missed.”
Lee Lewis described Mr Williams as an “absolute legend” and said he was proud to have called him a friend.
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