Gerald 'Jerry' Williams


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Posted Online: Jan. 13, 2013, 7:46 pm
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Gerald "Jerry" G. Williams, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the age of 84 at his home in Rock Island.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow at the Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Jerry was born on Aug. 20, 1928, to Joe andAma(Gann) Williams in Chickasha, Okla. He retired from IHFarmall, and prior to that he operated several gas stations in Silvis and Moline. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Rock Island, where he was a council member for many years.
Jerry served with the U.S. Army, 44th Infantry, in Korea. Throughout his life, Jerry enjoyed drag racing, bowling, his pets, helping at his church and being with family.
He is survived by his brother, Joe Jr. (Joan) Williams, Rock Island; sister, Jacqueline (Lawrence) Kistner, Moline; nephews, Don (Connie) Kistner, Rock Island, and Gary Williams, East Moline; and many other special nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Alice Williams.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff, residents and residents' families at Hope Creek, who also were his family for many years.
Condolences may be left for the family atwww.hodgsonfuneralhome.com.













 




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