Tommy Gene Williams

October 4, 1947 — June 27, 2012

Tommy Gene Williams

Tommy Gene Williams, age 64 of Desoto, IL died peacefully on June 27, 2012 in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale surrounded by his family. Tommy was born October 4, 1947 to the late Adriel ""Slick"" and Hattie (Smith) Williams. Tommy served his country during Vietanam in the Army. He graduated from Ridgway High School and later from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree.

He retired from Southern Illinois University working in administration. He loved to read, tinker with projects and especially loved to farm. He was a good father, brother, son, grandfather and friend and will be missed.

Tommy is survived by, a son Ryan (Carrie) Williams of Carterville, IL, a daughter, Laura (Bret) Elwood of Desoto, IL, 2 grandchildren, Coen Stinson and Adam Williams and his loving brother, Terry (Kathy) Williams of Ridgway. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service for Tommy will be on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway with Rev. Chad Everett officiating. The family will receive friends for visiting from 10:00 AM until service on Saturday. Interment will follow in the Asbury Cemetery and full military rites will be performed at the grave.

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Visitation: Saturday, June 30, 2012
after 10:00 AM

Funeral: Saturday, June 30, 2012
11:00 AM
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