Date of BirthJune 16, 1939

Thomas Edward Williams Obituary

Date of BirthJune 16, 1939

123 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 09, 2016

Thomas Edward Williams Obituary

from Jackson, Tennessee, United States

Date of BirthJune 16, 1939

Thomas Edward Williams Obituary

Date of BirthJune 16, 1939

123 Views

Date of PassingJanuary 09, 2016

Thomas Edward Williams Obituary

from Jackson, Tennessee, United States


Thomas Edward WilliamsJackson, TNFuneral services for Thomas Edward Williams, age 77, of Beech Bluff, will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home with the interment to follow in East Laurel Cemetery. Mr. Williams passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at his residence in Beech Bluff.Tom was born on 16 June, 1939, the son of Murray and Ruby Williams of Humboldt, TN. He entered the Air Force in 1956 and served various assignments with the Strategic Air Command. Tom worked for the health department in municipal solid waste management for the past eight years. He was a warm and welcoming face at the job site where he always greeted visitors with a smile. He was always willing to share stories covering his vast life experiences that brightened and entertained those who spent time with him. The sum of a man is evident in the effort that he puts into those that he loves. Tom poured all of his effort into the provision and care of his wife and children. Although he only had a GED, he worked two jobs most of his life and encouraged his children to continue their education. Tom's work ethic laid the foundation for their future successes. He used any opportunity possible to mentor. Whether it was taking his kids on truck driving trips, fishing trips, St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, camping trips, or father-daughter dances, he impacted their lives in ways that they will never forget. He is preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Martha Graham, as well as his parents, Murray and Ruby Williams, and two siblings (Dorothy Williams and Billy Ray Williams). Tom is survived by three sons [Daniel Williams (Tabitha), David Williams (Jennifer) and Michael Williams (Jamie)] and three daughters [Diane Carnell (Mitch), Vicki Long (Eddie) and Amanda Duck (Kerry)]; thirteen grandchildren (Shea Carnell, Heath Carnell, Aaron Carnell, Casey Meaner, Kyle Long, John Williams, Dakota Williams, Ativa Avery, Nathan Payne, Gwyneth Williams, John T. Williams, Thomas E. Williams and Payton Williams); five great grandchildren (Mackenzie Carnell, Jordan Williams, Lydia Williams, Alivia Avery, Ericson Avery, Annabel Payne); and his siblings (Jack Williams, Robert Williams, David Williams, Jerry Williams, Georgia Brisentine, Mary Ann Cupples). Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday evening, September 14, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home.

Search for similar obituaries in: Jackson, Tennessee, United States