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June 25, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with Joan and the family. Love in Christ...Gail Floyd
June 14, 2014
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 2014, DAD

Upon our return home after visiting with you on May 12, 2014, my husband, Larry, and I felt a "complete calm in our hearts" in knowing "just how much you love us". No one can ever deny the gentleness in your tone, the sweet genuine warmth of your hugs, the tenderness of a Father's kiss to his Daughter, the very low whimper in my ear, the sadness in your eyes as we were leaving, and your last loving words: "I always walk you out." Thank you, Dad, for being the one to deliver your message to me on the day of your passing (May 25, 2014).

There was a "fine tribute to you, Dad" on May 27, 2014 (after the Memorial Day weekend), with the military salute of guns, taps, folding of the flag -- all in recognition of an Old Soldier who lived his life in dignity, honesty, integrity, and ethics -- love of country and his family. Very befitting was a "Currahee" poem read at your graveside service. It was extremely thoughtful and much appreciated to have received "one of the cartridges" from a friend of the family. It will be cherished.

Shortly before your passing, I had purchased two (2) Father's Day cards. One of the cards was of a lone man in a small boat, sitting on a glassy lake with the mountains in the background. The scene was a spitting-image of that "third lake" at Tangle Lakes in Alaska that we used to fish and camp many years ago. While you won't be able to catch that 20" salmon you pantomimed recently, you will be able to hook a few lake trout. I'm chuckling a bit now as I recall the grizzly bear that use to come up and lick the bacon grease from the cast iron skillet in the middle of the night. While Mom and the boys secured the area in the morning, you and I actually went out looking for him! What a childhood memory that is!

The second Father's Day card held more of the inspirational tone in which your Daughter thanks you for teaching me "about the lessons of life" and "being able to stand up for myself" and that "having a Dad like you has spoiled me a bit".

Over the previous several Father's Days, I have been sending your three (3) Grandchildren a personal note or card remembering their Fathers (Your Sons -- My Brothers). This year, there is another "extremely special Father" I will add to the list -- YOU, DAD.

When I selected the cards for Larry and me to send, I also purchased two (2) small pillows I felt would be very soft and comfortable for you. We never got time to send them before you chose to leave. We will keep them here for you, Dad, for your next visit. Much love from both of us.
June 04, 2014
This uncle I knew only from brief visits, was always in my father's, (his brothers), mind and was held in the highest esteem. He served his country at great sacrifice, in fields foreign and domestic, through three wars. He volunteered where so many abstained, and in my last conversations with him, his concern was for our great nation.

We will soon see no more of these men who fought the great war, who through unflinching service saved our nation and never bragged nor boasted of their deeds.

From a little mill village in LaGrange, Georgia, Uncle James placed his feet on soil so foreign most of us could not even pronounce it's name or find it on a map. He didn't do so for fame, glory or wealth but from a heroic patriotism that I fear is being lost to our youth..

Rest in peace soldier, rest in peace.

Your nephew,

Ben
June 03, 2014
TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER-IN-LAW OF 46 YEARS:

Jim was indeed a "hero" to those that knew, respected and admired him. His military career and life after the Army speaks to this.

I can remember a young man's "FEAR" as I attempted to catch up with Jim (Mr. Williamson then) to ask for his Daughter Roxanne's hand in marriage. It took me two attempts to set up a meeting (due to his "duty calls" at the Nike Base). Glad that meeting is over!

I personally enjoyed the numerous conversations we had over the years, and the knowledge I was able to gain from those talks. Jim always had a way of answering questions, while at the same time, quietly providing a source of inspiration. He had a magnificent ability "to lead" without actually telling or instructing -- his reply sometimes was "silence" and "pause". That is but one of Jim's characteristics that remains with me today.

Roxanne and I have tons of cherished memories to reflect upon in the years to come of a very fine Man, Husband, and Father -- in my case from him "putting the penny in Roxanne's shoe and walking her down the aisle" to "my final handshake" after a wonderfully genuine visit where Jim knew "we were people he loved" and "we were people who loved him".

The James A. Williamson Legacy lives on in his Daughter Roxanne and his predeceased sons' (James Van and Stephen Mark) children: Granddaughter (Van's Daughter) Karen W. Isaacs, her husband Anthony and Jim's Great Grandchild, Zachary, of Charlotte, North Carolina. Granddaughter (Van's Daughter) Tracey Taylor, her husband Shawn and Jim's Great Grandchild, Jackson, of Kingsport, Tennessee. Granddaughter (Mark's Daughter) Michelle Williamson of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Jim also has two fine stepchildren: Jennifer Lubic and Chuck Lubic.

When I see you again, have your fly rod ready.
June 01, 2014
To Dad With Love
May 28, 2014
So, sorry for your loss, may the GOD of heaven be with all of you, during this time of bereavement. Sincerely, C. WIDER SC
May 27, 2014
We are so sorry about the death of Mr. Willamson. I think we (Allyson) may be cousins thru my Howell lines. We thank Mr. James for his service to our country, fighting to rid our world of tyranny, cruelty and injustice. We hope and pray that family and loved onew will find strength and comfort in your faith and your memories.
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