Memorial services for Gerry C. Williams, 70, Lawrence, KS will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in the backyard of the family residence in Lawrence. He died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at his home.
Gerry was born on February 19, 1942 in Hudson, MI, the son of Clifford and Kathleen Gerry Williams. He moved to Lawrence in 1979 from Norman, OK.
He received a B.A degree from Michigan State University and a M.A. and PhD degrees in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma.
Gerry owned his own painting contracting business, Prime Coat Painting. He also owned Kaw Valley Decks.
He was married to Sheryl (Sherry) Van Welden on August 12, 1972 in Kalamazoo, MI. She survives of the home. He is also survived by three sons, Jeffrey and wife, Kathleen Williams, of Hyampom, CA, Andrew Williams, of Lawrence, KS, and Peter and wife, Kelly Williams, of Lawrence, KS, a brother, Graham Williams, of San Jose, CA, and three grandchildren, Biko Williams, Stokely Williams, and Ryder Williams.
The family suggests memorials in his name to the Gerry C. Williams Memorial Fund or to the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in
For directions or service questions, please email: Sherry @ email@example.com