Cover photo for Gerald  E.  Williams's Obituary
Gerald  E.  Williams Profile Photo
1922 Gerald 2020

Gerald E. Williams

March 11, 1922 — February 10, 2020

Greensburg, PA – Gerald E. Williams, age 97 and formerly of Abingdon, VA, went home to be with his Lord in Glory on Monday, February 10, 2020. Born March 11, 1922 in Richwood, WV, he was the son of the late John R. and Nancy Chambers Williams, and the husband of the late Vecie P. Horton Williams. Gerald moved from Darlington, MD to Abingdon, VA in 1999.

He was a heavy equipment operator before his retirement. Gerald was a precious husband and father. He loved the Lord with all his heart and loved playing the guitar, singing, and worshiping with his church family. Gerald’s life desire was to please the Lord. We will miss hearing the words he repeated daily, “Thank you Precious Jesus”.

In addition to his parents and wife, Gerald was preceded in death by his daughter, Vera Sue Rowland; son, Gerald Williams, Jr.; and two grandsons, James A. Rowland and Brian K. Williams.He is survived by nine children, David (Jan) Williams of Darlington, MD, Wanda (James) Rowland of Palmer, AK, Nancy (Calvin) Barber of Greensburg, PA, Wilmer (Hazel) Rowland of Abingdon, VA, Sandra Shortridge of Tupelo, MS, John (Darlene) Williams of Coats, NC, Tom (Connie) Williams of Bristol, VA, Naomi (Jerry) Rowland of Palmer, AK, and Michele (Danny) Loftis of Townsend, GA; 25 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020, in the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ronnie Matney and Rev. Shawn Helton officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens where Gerald E. Williams, III, Tim Rowland, Jeff Shortridge, Kenneth Reece, Tom Williams, Jr., Calvin K. Barber, Jr., Wilmer Rowland, Jr., John Williams, Jr., and Jack Shortridge will serve as pallbearers. A reception will follow the interment in the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service located at the cemetery.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guest register.

The family of Gerald E. Williams is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald E. Williams, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 15, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Main Street Chapel, Farris Funeral Service

427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Main Street Chapel, Farris Funeral Service

427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Reception

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Starts at 12:15pm (Eastern time)

Farris Cremation and Funeral Center

19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree