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George Frederick Williams, Jr.

George Frederick Williams, Jr. (Fred) died in the loving presence of his daughters on January 13 at HarborChase in Tallahassee, Fl.

Fred was born July 31, 1926 in Miami, Florida to G. Frederick Williams, Sr. and Katrina Worley Williams. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, patrolling the Straits of Florida. Fred received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1950. He worked with NASA at Langley Research Center in Virginia, and spent most of his career working with the City of Miami - as principal engineer on various projects, including the downtown People Mover monorail. He was also a member of the research faculty at the University of Miami.

Prior to moving to Tallahassee, Fred spent many years improving his ancestral farmstead, Big Hill, in Jackson, Mo.

A lifelong Episcopalian, Fred was a faithful member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee. He was also a member of the Tallahassee American Legion, and the BPOE in Jackson, Mo.

Fred was a loving father, an exceptionally honorable man, and a true gentleman. He is survived by daughters Kathleen (Cliff) Adlerz, Katrina Williams, granddaughters Katrina and Alicia Adlerz, sister Mary Kate (Col. Daniel F., ret) Johnson, their children Mebane Johnson and Chris Nixon, and stepson Paul (Evelyn) Jones. He is also survived by great friends, Elna Sapp and David Butler.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Velma Sessions Williams, and the mother of his children, Margot Williams Hicken.

Services will be held in the chapel of St. John's Church, Tallahassee, at 2 pm on Thursday, January 16th. A reception will follow the service at the church.

Memorial donations are welcomed in Fred's name to the Wounded Warrior Project; P.O. Box 758518, Topeka, KA 66675.

The family wishes to thank the staff of HarborChase for their loving care, as well as Big Bend Hospice for their support of Fred and his family.


Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 15, 2014
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