Obituary of Jerry Williams
Jerry Wayne Williams, 71, of West Columbia, South Carolina passed away May 13, 2018 at West Columbia, South Carolina. He was born on January 7, 1947 in Columbia, South Carolina to the late Carl and Louise (Hester) Williams. Jerry was a proud U.S. Air Force Veteran with faithful and honorable service to his country. Following his military service, Jerry went to work in the construction business with his father and then he graduated from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Chemistry. Jerry dedicated 33 years of his working career to making things safer and better for our environment. When he was not working, Jerry enjoyed woodworking, yard work and Carolina sports. He most enjoyed spending time with his family. The time they could be together were cherished moments. He will be missed by those he loved and those that loved him.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Lee Williams; children, Paul Williams (Karen), Jennifer Sickle (Chris) and Greg Williams; grandchildren, Josh, Tripp, Clayton and Matthew; and a great grandson, Tucker. He is also survived by his siblings, Michael Williams (Mary), Rick Williams (Linda), Marvin Williams (Vicki) and Kenny Williams (Tana). Jerry also leaves behind many nieces and nephews to treasure his memory.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Oneil Williams and Larry Williams
The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, 4720 Augusta Road, Lexington SC 29073 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6 PM until 8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the chapel of the funeral home at 11 AM. Interment will follow the chapel service in Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 Dunbar Road, Lexington SC 29170.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101.