Willard Gene Williams
Willard Gene Williams, age 78, of Maryville, died suddenly Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, after a brief illness. Willard was a graduate of Friendsville High School Class of 1953. He was a veteran of U.S. Air Force and retired from TVA with 25 years of service. Preceded in death by parents, Claude and Ithel Williams; wife and mother of children, Patricia Anne Williams; brother, Delbert Williams. Survivors include wife, Wilma Butcher Williams; his children, son, Gary Williams and wife Cindy; daughter, Cathy Potter and husband Ronnie; son, Glenn Williams; daughter, Christy Trent and husband David; stepdaughter, Carol Linginfelter and husband Donnie of Old Hickory; several grandchildren, Terrell Williams, Christopher and Channing Potter, Kevin and Sidney Trent, Abby Williams, Chelsea Huskey; Stepgrandchildren, Aaron and Jamison Linginfelter; great-grandchild, Porter Linginfelter; brother, Edward (Wannell) Williams; sister, Betty Galloway; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will assemble for graveside service and entombment at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Grandview Mausoleum Chapel with Steven Butcher and Donald Linginfelter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Springview Baptist Church, 4220 US Highway 411 S., Maryville, TN 37801. Family and friends may call at the family home at any time. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, http://www.SmithMaryville.com .