Gerry Williams

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 @



10 Condolences

  1. Greg n Tammy Franchuk on March 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Our prayers n thoughts are with your family. Gerry is a wonderful n kind man.

  2. Elisabeth Wittman on March 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I am so happy to have known Gerry, even if I did not know him well. It was obvious he loved his wife and family very much and it is so good to know he met three grandsons that are a legacy for him as are his sons, two of which have also proved to be good dads like he was. My heart is with all of the Williams family and especially to Sherry, a great friend. I hope that many good memories sustain you along with the love you share with family and friends. With Love, Elisabeth

  3. Pat and Mel Korphage on March 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Our love and prayers are with you in this time of loss. We are so very glad to have known Gerry. It is such a blessing that you and he were able to spend some time with Jeff, Kathleen and the boys.

    May the Lord enfold you in His Love and bring some comfort to you in your sorrow.

  4. James Sneegas on April 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    God Speed Gerry! I’ve known you for many many years but really never got to know you well. My mistake! Rest now my friend. I will see you on the other side one day. My condolences to Sherry and the kids and his extended family.

  5. Henry Bittaker - Susan Coughanour on April 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My memories and thoughts are with you. Only sorry that we’re so far away in time and distance.

  6. Jan Simek on April 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Sherry, I was so sorry to read the sad news. We never seem to have enough time with our loved ones. I will keep you close to my heart during these difficult times. Jan

  7. Kate Worster Beran on April 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Williams Family, You all were a second family to me in high school. My sincere condolences to all of you. I have many many good memories of spending time with all of you–your generosity and good humor. I send my love and will be thinking of you.

  8. Jim and Carolyn Freeman on April 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

    To the family of Gerry Williams–
    We were sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one.
    May good memories of Gerry comfort you now and in the years to come.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Your neighbors–Jim & Carolyn Freeman

  9. Mario & Liz Lainfiesta on April 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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