|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1919|
|Death: ||Jul. 28, 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 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. Great-grandchildren, Shawn Browning, Jered and Jordon Atterberry, Olivia Coffelt, Lilly Pitt, Silver, Starley, Shaylena, Serenity, Jeremiah and Jedidiah Gallup, and Great-grand children, Ryan and Logan Atterberry and Jace Atterberry.
He was preceeded in death by his father, 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".
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.
Joseph Thomas Williams (1884 - 1965)
Lela Lessie Craighead Williams (1891 - 1976)
Geraldine Louise Braden Williams (1921 - 2006)
Bonnie Faye Williams Dews (1938 - 2010)*
Infant Daughters Williams (1910 - 1914)**
Hazel Marie Williams (1915 - 1915)*
Eddie Ray Williams (1919 - 2001)*
Thomas Stanley Williams (1919 - 1977)
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 5493846