Gary L. Williamson, age 74, of Quincy, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 5:02 pm in Blessing Hospital.
Gary was a 1961 graduate of Quincy High School. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy. Gary was employed as a professional tool maker by Motorola and Kuester Tool & Die, both in Quincy. He then worked at Intermet in Palmyra, until his retirement. After he retired, Gary worked part time in the meat department at Hy-Vee on Harrison.
Gary was a life-long, die hard Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed playing golf and taking cruises. He and Linda especially enjoyed traveling as couples with Linda’s sister, Rhonda and her husband, Bill. Most of all, Gary loved any activity that included his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Quincy Elks Lodge #100 for 18 years.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three children: Kary (Don) Groom of College Station, TX, Amy Williamson of Quincy, and Jason (Ruth Story) Williamson of Lawrence, KS; five grandchildren, Justin (Amanda) Groom of College Station, TX, Daniel Groom of Lewisville, TX, Kiera Groom of Cypress, TX, Mackenzie Williamson of Quincy, and Rosemary Williamson of Lawrence, KS; six great-grandchildren: Allie, Wesley, and Colton Groom, Amani and Arden Groom, and Payten Williamson; his sister-in-law, Rhonda (Bill) Marsh of Quincy; his brother-in-law, Jeff (Leisa) Dochterman of Canton, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert Williamson, his parents-in-law, R. Lee “Doc” and Doris D. Dochterman, and his beloved Dachshund, Wrigley.
Services: 10:30 am Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Henry Pratt officiating and the Elks Lodge Memorial Service.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Elks National Foundation or American Cancer Society
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.