Thomas T. Williams – Obituary

By  | July 10, 2018 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

Thomas T. Williams of Madison passed away on July 9, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Scott; daughter-in-law Sarah; grandson, Andrew; and sister Virginia Gunter.  Visitation will be Thursday July 12th at 10:00 a.m. with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Whitesburg Baptist Church south campus chapel.  Burial with military honors will follow at Huntsville Memory Gardens.

 

Tom was born on July 27, 1923 in Caledonia, MS where his family operated a small farm.  He graduated from Caledonia High School and then went on to complete one year of college courses in Kentucky before being drafted into the US Army as part of the World War II efforts.  Tom completed basic training at Ft. Bliss, Texas and left for the Pacific war theater with the 513th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion.  While in the Pacific, Tom served with his Battalion on the islands of New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon.  When he returned home, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Mississippi State University and played baseball, his lifelong favorite sport, both at college and in a semi-professional league.

 

His working career took him first to Traverse City, Michigan and then to Mobile, Alabama.  In 1957 he moved to Huntsville, Alabama where he worked for the Army Ballistic Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal.

 

In 1972, Tom married Sharon, his loving wife and faithful helpmate.  Together they shared 46 years of happiness.  Tom retired in 1975 and their son, Scott, was born in 1980.  Tom often called his retirement years his “busiest years.”  He loved working on his farm in Caledonia, restoring the house that he grew up in, and working with his hands fixing, repairing and restoring just about anything.  He served as a deacon at his church and also led several discipleship classes.  Tom loved his Lord, his family and his friends deeply.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tom’s name.

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