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Gary Lewis Williams
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 21, 1943
  • Date of passing: Aug 21, 2013
Let the memory of Gary be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Gary Williams, 70, born on April 21, 1943 in Flint and passed away on August 21, 2013 in Saginaw at Covenant Hospital. Gary is predeceased by his father, Lew Williams.  Gary is survived byhis loving wife Sharon of 50 years.  they were married on November 30, 1963.  Gary is lovingly remembered by his children, Zachary and wife Tina of Oscoda, Valerie of Alpena, Wendy and husband Dan of Petoskey;  grandchildren Elijah, Hannah, an Kaleb;  mother Doris;  brothers Kirt and Craig;  sisters, Judy and Chris.  Gary enjoyed restoring antique cars and trucks and spending time with his family.  The celebration of his life will be at Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 4239 California Street (formerly known as Wurtsmith Air Force Base Officer's Club) Saturday August 31st at 2:00pm with Pastor Steve Goss officiating, reception will be following the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Penecostal Lighthouse Church.  We will remember him forever. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Judy Heenan on 5th September 2013

"Dear Sharon, Wendy, Val, Zachery and family: All of you are the best of Gary, my oldest brother.  The photos really brings back warm, loving memories.  Gary so enjoyed taking those cars and so many others from trash to treasure. Dad and Gary are probably planning their next restoration, but will disagree on the color. Lol. Dad and Gary will be so missed and loved always. Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Sue Sullivan on 29th August 2013

"Dear Sharon and family- so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Debbie had said he wasn't doing well a few weeks ago. I've enjoyed seeing all of the pictures you've posted. Such great memories. May God bless all of you and give you the peace that passes all understanding. Love, Sue and Tim"

This tribute was added by Jan Johnson on 28th August 2013

"I didn't know you, Gary, but I felt like I did because of your wonderful wife and your daughter, Val. Sharon, you were such a part of my world for so long.... a courageous and caring lady with a heart of gold. I pray that you will all be showered with peace in your heart and the joy of beautiful memories.  Words are so inadequate. Hugs & prayers to the  family"

This tribute was added by Kerry Stone on 27th August 2013

"When I was 4 years old I tottled down to play on The William's swingset and my life was forever changed. Of this I am so grateful. I will never forget Gary's smile or laughter. The way he teased and his playful nature. I will forever see him in his garage (or home away from home). God bless his memory and beautiful family that he loved so much."

This tribute was added by Carole Zehr on 26th August 2013

"My prayers & sympathy are with all of you. The pictures you are sharing with us are wonderful. What a testimony to the life your husband & father led. Amazing memories to hold in your hearts. So thankful I was able to meet him. The Lord God will wipe away all tears from all faces.  Isaiah 25:8."

This tribute was added by Val Williams on 26th August 2013

"Dad, I am so grateful to have had such an AMAZING father in my life.  I realized as I went through all of these pictures the past few days, how much life you had. You were such an active person.  The illness you battled, I see now that it stripped away so much of what you enjoyed in life.  I am at peace knowing you won't suffer anymore and that you have been made new :) xoxo"

This tribute was added by Sandra Pilgrim-Lewis on 26th August 2013

"My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn the loss of Gary.  I believe in time the photos and stories of the joyful times will overpower your sadness.  Sharon what an amazing gift your children are I only know Val, what a shinning example of a gift of love."

This tribute was added by Debora Lapczynski-Suszek on 26th August 2013

"I never met you Gary, but with the wonderful daughter you raised (Val) says a great deal about the man you must have been. Prayers to all of you and God Bless you Val!!!"

This tribute was added by William-georgeann Soderquist on 26th August 2013

"I only met you once, you were very nice, im sure you are soaring up there and walking with your family when needed,thank you for touching so many lives"

This tribute was added by Tina Williams on 26th August 2013

"Dad picked me out for Zach when we were both working at Wiltsies. As the story goes, I walked out to the parking lot and he said something to Zach like, "if I were you..." Thanks Dad! I love being a Williams."

This tribute was added by Summer Myles on 26th August 2013

"I used to hang out at Gary and Sharon's with Val a lot when I was younger. I never felt right calling my friends parents by their first names or Mr. or Mrs. so I just called them Mom and Dad. When I was 19 I worked in the same shop with Gary but I still didn't feel right calling him Gary so I still called him Dad at work!"

This tribute was added by wendy zehr on 25th August 2013

"I was turning 3 yrs old, Dad had me on his lap. He said I was a big girl now that I was 3, but that I'd always be his baby girl:)
Wendy"


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