Gordon Williams, of Savannah, was born in Greenfield, Tenn., on March 20, 1925, the son of the late James Cotton and Effie Overton Williams.
On March 25, 1949, he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Robinson, who preceded her husband in death on Sept. 29, 1997.
Mr. Williams was a retired salesman for Milan Express. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. Mr. Williams formerly lived in New Albany, Miss. He was a member of First Christian Church in Adamsville.
Mr. Williams departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 22, in Savannah at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 2 days.
He is survived by two sons, Cary Stanley Williams of Belden, Miss. and Waymon Williams of Shiloh; three grandchildren, Elaina Steely, Dillon Scott Williams and Cary Stanley Williams II; one step-grandchild, Waylon Daniels; two great-grandchildren, William Steely and Hannah Steely.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Williams was also preceded in death by one sister, Thelma Trentham and one brother, Mark Williams.
Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Gary Henline and Paul Childers officiating. Burial followed in the White Sulphur Cemetery at Pickwick Dam, Tenn.