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George Thomas “Tom” Williams

February 18, 1942 - May 4, 2019

          George Thomas Williams, fondly known as “Tom”, age 77, of Smyrna, DE passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Bayhealth Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on February 18, 1942, he was the son of the late Paul T. Williams and Ethel I. Packo.  Tom worked as a district maintenance plumber for the Brandywine School District and retired after 30 dedicated years.

          A friend to the community, Tom was a former winter camp master, assisted with the Order of the Arrow and advisor to the Ordeal Master for Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council.  He was a member and past Exulted Ruler of the Newark Elks Lodge 2281, member of the former Moose Lodge in New Castle, member of the American Legion Post #28 in Millsboro and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ocean View.  Tom was also a former member of the Church of the Nativity in New Castle.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  Tom’s fondest memories were made spending time with his family.

         He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan (Pruitt) Williams; daughter, Tammy A. Simpson-Turner (Rusty); sister, Judith Asmus (Bob); step-sisters, Linette Bowers (Butch), SueAnne Johnson, Shelley Coykendall (Dennis); grandchildren, Christopher A. Simpson, Jennifer Simpson, Samantha Simpson, Kate Phommachanh (Suwan) and Colleen Maichle (Josh); and great grandchildren, Shelby, Carter, Addison and Chloe.

         A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Old Drawyers Cemetery, DuPont Parkway, Odessa, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read’s Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

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12 Guestbook messages for George Thomas “Tom” Williams

  • Love and will miss you uncle tommy 🙏

  • Tom was a wonderful man. He was a much loved member of Nativity and will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to Joan and family.

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Rev 21:3,4

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Always a good time hanging out with Tom….especially all the baseball games!

  • Our most sincere condolences on your loss. May the good Lord offer you comfort and may He keep Tommy resting in peace at His side.

  • RIP my friend

  • I won’t ever forget the day Tommy drove up in his little sports car in front of the house. I was about 15 at the time; and was just getting to know my step-brother. I’m so thank-full for the wonderful memories in Delaware and for having the gift of such a great brother! Prayers and hugs to the Delaware family. Rest in peace Tom.

  • We are sorry for your loss Tom was a good man always friendly & willing to help. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family at this time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Tammy and Joan…. so sorry to hear of Mr. Tom passing. He was a very happy man and loved his family so much. You are in my prayers. I will never forget him.

  • So sorry to hear of Tommy passing, my daughter told me yesterday. Prayers to you and Tammy

  • Joan & Tammy,
    It’s been a long time but our kids played together . My Son is David McKinney. We send our deepest condolences , we just heard from my Aunt Eleanor Sutton.
    Our Love🌹❤️

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember his wonderful smile and love for Joan may memories keep him close in your heart