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Gary Wayne Williams, 52

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Williams, Gary Wayne, 52. Funeral services Gary Wayne Williams, of Manchester, were held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Bob Case and Reverend Don Morris officiating. Interment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. Mr. Williams passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Gary Wayne Williams was born June 13, 1962 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, the son of J.L. Williams and Wilma Jean Warren Williams. He has been a member of the Forest Mill United Methodist Church for over 15 years. Gary graduated from Moore County High School in 1980 and began farming. He loved farming and has been an avid John Deere tractor collector, the proud owner of over 50 Precision Set John Deere Tractors. He was a welder technician for 24 years with Yorozu America Corporation. Gary was an avid football fan following the UT Vols and especially the Pittsburg Steelers. Gary was a people person who adored his wife and loved his family and friends. He was known to always humbly put others and their well-being first. He also adored children and they always adored him in return. His caring and compassionate nature will forever be missed by all who knew him and loved him. He is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Ray Williams, who passed away in 2005. Gary is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Diana Keele Williams of Manchester; parents, J.L. and Wilma Jean Williams of Moore County; maternal grandmother, Edith Warren of Moore County; siblings, Bobby Williams and wife, Diane of Moore County, Melissa Jolley and husband, Michael of Bedford County, Brenda Hannah and husband Kerry of Moore County, and Tonya Weddington and husband, Clay of Bedford County; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends. Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Gary to Forest Mill United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at <>. Coffee County Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.