Thurman Williams, Jr, 81 of Gloucester, VA passed from this life into his eternal rest on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
He was born in Lillybrook, West Virginia in December 1939 and he joined the United States Army in 1962 to serve the country he loved. After his service, he lived in Buckroe and worked for the City of Hampton until moving to Gloucester in 1979. He retired from the C & O Railroad Company as a carman.
He was widowed by his beloved wife, Mrs. Charlotte Faye Williams. Survived by and left to cherish his memory are his only son, Michael Anthony “Tony” Williams and wife, Michelle; their 3 children: Erica M. Williams, Jason T. Williams (Aryah), and Stephanie A. Williams. He is also survived by one sister, Marilyn Blackburn Williams, former daughter-in-law Edie, and her children: Christopher Wayne Galloway, Jon E. Snodgrass, and Ashley N. Donnell. He had 6 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents’ Thurman W. Williams, Sr. and Vida L. Williams; brother Danny L. Williams; sisters, Mrs. Nellie Carnes, Mrs. Shelby Kernel and Mrs. Pauline Irvin.
At his request, Thurman and Charlotte will be returned to his beloved West Virginia at a date yet to be determined.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Wounded Warriors Program in his memory.
Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News assisted the family with arrangements.