George Lloyd Williams Sr. “Spar Tree” of Aberdeen passed away at Montesano Health & Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, December 1, 2012. He was 85. George was born November 26, 1927, in Almena, Michigan to Charles and Abbie (Clark) Williams. George was raised in Paw Paw, Michigan, and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
On January 16, 1951, George married Helen Purdy in Merryville, Louisiana. They were married for 61 years. She survives him at the family home in Aberdeen.
In 1940, he moved to Grays Harbor and had worked at a shingle weaver for M.R. Smith Shingle Mill in the early 50’s, numerous other jobs and retired as a log truck driver at Mayr Bros. in 1989.
George belonged to the Old Time Fiddlers and was well known for his harmonica playing. He enjoyed rock hounding, camping, music, taking care of rose bushes and making people laugh, but his main hobby was giving to others.
In addition to his loving wife, Helen; he is survived by one son, George Jr. (Gwen) and one daughter, Nancy (Wayne) Miller both of Aberdeen; one sister, Lela King of Ocean Shores; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
George was preceded in death by a son, John Charles Williams; four siblings, Bruce, Robert, Lillian & Betty Jean Williams.
There will be a gathering of family and friends from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. this Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 314 Chicago Ave. in Aberdeen.
Memorials in George’s name are suggested to any veteran’s organization.
To sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.