Timothy Williams

Obituary of Timothy E. Williams

Albany, NY – On July 13, 2021, Timothy Earl (“Tim”) Williams, 59, left this Earth following a sudden illness, headed for that big fishing hole in the sky. He is now free to fish 24 hours a day with Unkie. He is also free to see Gilligan and other fur babies that preceded him. Tim was born on August 17, 1961, with his twin brother Tom, to his mother, Linda S. Williams, and father, John Franklin Williams, in Clearwater, FL. They joined 3 older siblings and a tight-knit extended family filled with laughter, many hugs, and unconditional love for all. As a young boy, Tim joined the Boy Scouts in Clearwater, FL. As a young man he was awarded the Order of the Arrow and earned the Eagle Scout Achievement. He greatly enjoyed the time he spent at Camp Soule. Tim truly loved the Boy Scouts and their training for young men. He stayed very involved until shortly before his passing, continuing with the Twin Rivers Council in New York, serving on several Committees, and continuing his passion of mentoring youth for the last 10 years of his life. Tim graduated from Clearwater High School in 1979 (go Tornadoes!). He was also active in Youth Baseball while growing up in Clearwater. Tim learned to fish standing beside his Uncle Arnold (“Unkie”) as a young boy. That passion never left him; he was an avid and very skilled fisherman for the rest of his life. He could catch a snook and grill it up beautifully – but he might not share his fishing secrets. Tim loved to laugh and was a jokester. He loved his family, and “family” didn’t have to be blood. Tim has many friends who consider him a brother and he felt the same about them. He liked to start conversations with “What’s going on, kiddo?” or start the day with “Good Morning, Kids,” no matter what age the audience was. He often told his mother and sister to stay out of trouble because he couldn’t afford bail money. He had the best infectious laugh and you could not help but to start laughing along with him. Tim now watches over his mother, Linda S. Williams of Clearwater, FL; sisters Linda Rae Williams of Clearwater, FL and Alyce Williams of Groves, TX; brother Thomas Williams (Stephanie) of Marion, VA; nieces Julia Hassett (James) of Guyton, GA and Shannon Williams of Richmond, VA; nephews Dylan Shaw of New Port Richey, FL, Aaron Williams (Sarah) of Hillsville VA, and Noah Williams of Marion, VA; great nephews and nieces Gordon Hassett, Melynda Hassett (Zack), Jennifer Beckett (Thomas), Rose Shaw, and James Hassett III; and great-great nieces and nephews Emma Brabham, Delilah Beckett, Phillip Stephens, Gordon Hassett Jr, Hadley Beckett, Riley Williams, and Lexi Williams. There are countless other family members who will miss him, too many to name them all. He talked to his Aunt Carole Williams a lot of days and his Cousin Andrew Williams said, ”Tim always talked to me like I was an adult,” even though he was 15 years younger than Tim. That was Tim. He joined his big brother Nick Williams in Heaven, along with a gaggle of family. We are comforted in knowing he is no longer sick, no longer in pain and was freed of all of Earth’s burdens as he entered into Heaven. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to: Twin Rivers Council BSA 253 Washington Ave Ext. Albany, NY 12205 Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Choices, Inc. "The Cremation Service" To leave a special message for the family, please visit: SimpleChoicesCremation.com
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