|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1917|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 1977|
The Fulton Daily Sun-Gazette:July 29, 1977
Thomas (Tommy) Stanley Williams was born in St Louis, at home, delivered by a Mid-wife. He was the son of Joseph Thomas (Tom) Williams and Lela Lessie Craighead Williams both natives of Calwood, Missouri.
Tommy married Helen Fitzgerald and had a daughter, Bonnie. After they divorced he went to St. Louis to work as a painter and met Geraldine (Jerry) Louise Braden when she walked under the ladder he was on while painting a building. They were married in St. Louis on November 1942. Four daughters were born of this union.
He died at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia of Widely Metastatic Cancer. He had been in Callaway County Hospital for several days and was transfered to Columbia where he died two days later at the University of Missouri Medical Center. Tommy was a painter with Epple Construction company and a member of the Painters Union Local 1185 and painted in Boone and Callaway Counties. He painted the interior and exterior of The Winston Churchill Memorial and at both colleges. He painted the iron railings on the stairs of the memorial with a little help from daughters, Patty and Sandy. He also was an artist and painted pictures of several historic buildings and homes in Callaway County.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Geraldine Louise "Jerry", five daughters-Bonnie (Clark) Dews, Marsha Lynn (Charles) Byrd, Patricia Louise (Paul) Atterberry, Sandra Lee (Jim) Stewart, all of Fulton, and Pamela Sue Williams of the home, one brother Eddie Ray (Kay) Williams of Auxvasse and a sister Mrs. Clarisse Dean (Tom) Owen of Kingdom City. Also surviving are 11 Grandchildren, including Aaron Atterberry, Jimmy Stewart, Timmy Stewart, Lisa, Michael and Michelle Byrd, nieces, Sharon and Rhea Williams, Stacy Williams and nephews, Eddie Ray and Mark Trevor Williams, Billy Ray, Carl Wood and Tommy Paint Owen, Darrell and Bobby Striat and an Uncle John Williams of Auxvasse.
Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren have been born since his death, Tina (Stewart) Gallup, Derek Atterberry and Brandy (Atterberry) Coffelt, Shannon and Travis Pitt, Donald Wayne, ??, Randall Lee and Sandra Kay Williams ?, Great-grandchildren, Shawn Browning Atterberry, Jared and Jordon Atterberry, Olivia Coffelt, Jace Atterberry, Lilly Pitt, Silver, Starley, Shaylena, Serenity, Jeremiah and Jedidiah Gallup, and Great-Great-grand children, Ryan and Logan Atterberry, Gregory Stewart Bulen and Cooper Atterberry.
He was preceeded in death by his father and mother, one brother, Samuel Leslie Strait and his step-father, Nelson Pugh and one granddaughter, Misty DeLynn Louise Atterberry.
Services on Saturday July 30 at 2PM at the Browning-Debo Funeral Home with the Reverand Melvin Underwood officiating and Mrs. Sam Timbrook singing "Old Rugged Cross". " In the Garden" and " We are going down the Valley one by one". Mrs. Lee Saults was the organist.
Interment at Hillcrest Cemetary.
Pallbearers are Son-in-laws Paul Atterberry, James Stewart, Charles Byrd and Clark Dues, other pallbearers nephew Harold Strait and friend Gene Lepley.
In loving memory of our father, husband and grandfather who passed away one year ago. Sadly missed and never to be forgotten.
Geraldine Williams, Marsha Byrd, Patty Atterberry and Pamela Williams and families.
In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all. We lost our dear father, father-in-law and grandfather, Thomas Stanley Williams, two years ago.
Still sadly missed and never to be forgotten.
Remembered with love by Daughters, Son-in-laws, Grandchildren and Wife.
In Loving Memory of our husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Stanley Williams, who has been gone from our lives for four years. He is still in our thoughts constantly and very sadly missed. We still remember his smile and the jokes he used to tell, the times he took us fishing and for drives. We cherish his memory and pray that we will all be together again someday. With never ending love, Spouse, children and grandchildren.
Whereas, it has pleased the All-Wise Father to remove our Member
from this scene of toil to "That undiscovered Country from whose bourne no traveler returns." He is beyond the reach of any helping hand or cheering word from us. There is nothing left for us to do but to render him our last our last sad tribute of respect and memory and love.
WHEREAS, While he wrought as one 0f us, he covered many an
unsightly blot left by other hands, turning it into beauty and delight: THEREFORE BE IT
RESOLVED, That the infinite tenderness and skill of the ALL-WISE and ALL-LOVING Artist of earth and sky may cover those failings which he possessed in common with us all and present him in immortal beauty.
International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades.
Joseph Thomas Williams (1884 - 1965)
Lela Lessie Craighead Williams (1891 - 1976)
Geraldine Louise Braden Williams (1921 - 2006)
Bonnie Faye Williams Dews (1938 - 2010)*
Lucille Marie Williams (1910 - 1914)**
Leta May Williams (1912 - 1913)**
Hazel Marie Williams (1915 - 1915)*
Thomas Stanley Williams (1917 - 1977)
Eddie Ray Williams (1919 - 2001)*
Clarice Williams Owen (1920 - 2015)*
Note: Williams came from Wales and Craigheads from Scotland.
Maintained by: Marsha Williams Byrd of...
Originally Created by: SANDI WILLIAMS ESTABROO...
Record added: May 30, 2001
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