Wesley Williams Sr.
Wesley Dean Williams Sr. ,81, of Dothan, passed away peacefully at his home on Fri., Feb. 5, 2010.
The family received friends at Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home on Sun., Feb. 7, , from 4 to 6 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Mon., Feb. 8, at the Ward Wilson Memory Hill Funeral Home with graveside services immediately following at Memory Hill Cemetery.
Officiating was Roy Rogers of Harvest Church and eulogy by Hugh Williams.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Williams, Wesley Williams III, Greg Johnston, Preston Williams, Bradley Williams and Richard Clark. Honorary pallbearers were members representing Local No. 52 and his Coffee Club friends.
Flowers will be received or donations may be made to Alacare Home Health and Hospice.
Williams is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Betty Anne Boggan Williams and their children, Linda (Aaron) Gordon, Gary and (Robin) Williams, Wesley Dean (Glenda) Williams Jr., Beverly (Dennis) Cook; grandchildren, Stacy, Jimmy, Greg, Shannon, Gary Len, Amy, Amanda, Kimberly, Kelly, Adam, Darren and Wesley III; and great-grandchildren Preston, Bradley, Haley, Miles, Aden, Lainey, Patrick, Keygan and Ava all will miss his great sense of humor and time spent with him in his “Hebrew Bank Workshop.”
He also has several step- children and many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by one sister, Beatrice Eiland of Andalusia. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ella Fair Williams; brothers, Jack, Elvin, JC and Archie Williams; sisters, Grace Jones, Estelle Etheridge and Mamie Dubose.
He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Shriner and Master Mason of Dothan Masonic Lodge No. 466.
He was a veteran of the Air Navy as an aircraft mechanic.
He was a union official and member of Local No. 52 Plumbers and Steamfitters of Montgomery since 1966.
He had a passion for bluegrass, country and gospel music.
His seat at the local McDonald’s Coffee Club will be empty, but his coffee buddies will carry on his memory as they share his humorous stories and jokes.
All who knew him loved him.
He was “Wes,” “Honey,” “Daddy,” “ PawPaw,” “Papa Bear” and “Uncle Wes.” He will be forever missed.
Last but certainly not least, he leaves behind his beloved pets Chico and Prissy who never left his side during his final hours.