Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Gary Williamson

Gary L. Williamson, age 74, of Quincy, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 5:02 pm in Blessing Hospital.

Gary was born July 26, 1943 in Quincy, Illinois, a son of Orin and Darlene E. Carper Williamson. He married Linda Dochterman on November 16, 1968 in First Christian Church in Quincy. She survives.

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.

  1. I still can’t believe he’s gone. Always a smile to greet us at the Hy Vee store on Harrison. Sure miss seeing him there.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Linda and family. Sending prayers for peace and strength.

  3. Linda, Amy, Jason;
    I’m very sorry to hear about Gary. If there is anything we can do please let us know. I enjoyed working with Gary at Hy-vee. I enjoyed our talks and jokes. He always had a smile, a hug, and a way of putting you in a better mood. I’m going to miss him dearly. Enjoy Heaven Gary because you did an amazing job here on earth to earn eternal life in Heaven. I’m a better person for just knowing you my friend.

  4. Linda, I am sorry to hear this news. You and your family are in my prayers. We are in Texas this month, or I would be there to give you a big hug.

  5. We send our love and prayers to this precious family! Believing for the comfort of the Holy Spirit for all of you! Tommi and Charles Groom

  6. Linda and family, so sorry for your loss. Gary always had the biggest smile and time to chat. I will miss running into him at HyVee.

  7. Too soon, Peewee, too soon. From grade school on, you were so filled with life and good humor. You will be missed, a truly good man, rare and original. My prayers for Linda and the children.

  8. Linda and Amy may you feel the loving arms of Jesus around you during this difficult time.

  9. Linda, my condolences. Gary was a good friend and co-worker at Intermet. A good and respected supervisor. He always greeted me and everyone with a smile. He will be greatly missed. Till we meet again “Old Dude”

  10. Deepest sympathy to Linda and the entire family. I am confident the angels carried Gary into paradise.

  11. So sorry to hear this, Gary was a great guy and friend …. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again….. The family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. I worked with Gary at INTERMET, he always brightened any gathering near him, always a smile, always a friend. Rest well ole friend, until we meet again!

  13. Linda, so sorry your loss, Gary and l go back a long ways, as you know we served in the Navy together through boot camp. He was a very good friend and l will always remember all the fun and good times we had together !

  14. Dad, my heart is heavy! You are a great example of love and support! Always smiling and laughing! Thank you for taking such great care of our beautiful family.
    We will miss you terribly. You left footprints in all our hearts.
    After leaving Quincy at 20 years old to marry my soulmate and best friend, Don, we endeavored to come home to visit as much as we could. Never enough! The miles were great and the time spent together not enough, but when we talked on the phone, you always left me felling loved & cherished!
    I want everyone to know what a wonderful father you were to me! I carry your name and am so grateful for giving me life!
    My heart is especially heavy for Linda, Amy, MacKenzie, Payten, who you have poured your life into on a daily basis! Of course, my precious brother, Jason and your precious granddaughter, RoseMary, that you held so dear, I am heartbroken for them as well! You have always been there for us all!
    You are a Knight in Shining Armor and now it will gleam brightly in Heaven as you wait for us to meet you there someday!!
    Love you with all my heart and will miss you so!

  15. I woulde like to give my condolences to my old friend Jason and all off his family. Prayers for all.

  16. I will miss you and the good times we had working and playing golf together. Your friend, Pat.

  17. Linda we were so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He had a great personality and we so enjoyed our conversations over the meat department. We will truly miss him and his sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ad your family.

  18. So sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Always enjoyed talking about baseball with Gary since he was a Cubs fan & I love the Cardinals. Take care Linda, I love you!

  19. God Bless you Linda- take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering and is in eternal peace. I’m so sorry for your loss😞Marsha Barnes❤️

  20. I worked with Gary at Intermet for many years. He always had a big smile on his face. Prayers for the family!

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