Tony Dean Williams

Tony Dean Williams

Tony D. Williams, 66, Elizabethton, loving Husband, Father & Christian, went to his heavenly home Thursday, September 15, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center.

He was a Carter County native. Tony was a 1963 graduate of Elizabethton High School and attended the University of Tennessee. He was retired as a Supervisor from Siemens Industries, Johnson City. He was formerly employed with Raytheon and Sperry in Bristol.

He served in the Unites States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. He served with the 3rd Recon-3rd Marine Division in South Vietnam. Tony was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, where he was Sunday School Teacher of the Believers Sunday School Class and was a former Deacon.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Linda Smith Williams; One Son & Daughter-in-law: Bryan & Christy Williams, Elizabethton; Two special Grandchildren: Katelyn “Katie” and Mason; His Mother: Ina Mae Williams, Elizabethton; A sister & Brother-in-law: Judy & Aubrey Brown, Watauga; Several Nieces & Nephews.

A Service to Celebrate the life of Tony Williams will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Nathan Jennings, Rev. Jack Lloyd and Rev. Bill Peters officiating.

Graveside Service and Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Grady & Alecia Holder and David Arney, Organist. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, will be: Jay Dugger, Rick Knode, Danny Brown, Tony Allen, David Brown, Tim Bishop and Eddie Moore. Honorary Pallbearers will be his church family, employees of the Washington County-Johnson City EMS.

The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Smoky Mountain Dialysis Center and employees.

To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Tony to the Building Fund, First Free Will Baptist Church, 701 First Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.

Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery.

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Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

Happy Valley Memorial Park