Obituary: Gerald Williams

June 24, 1946 – Nov. 29, 2020

Gerald R. Williams, 74, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born June 24, 1946, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Warren and Flossie (Bex) Williams.  He married Sandra Kay Schultz December 15, 1970.

Gerald retired from Naval Weapons Support Center—Crane.    He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and the recipient of three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.  Gerald had served as past commander of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9160.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Williams of Mitchell; children Gerald R. Williams Jr., of Mitchell, Lynn (Keith) Fish, of Bedford, Shawn Stalker, of Mitchell; Joey Jones, of Bedford; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; siblings Brenda Reynolds, of Bedford, Leroy Williams

His parents preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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