Clifton Lamar Williamson

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Clifton Lamar Williamson
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC - Clifton Lamar Williamson, 88, left peacefully for heaven on Feb. 11, 2016 with his wife of 60 years, Yvonne Eidson Williamson, and family at his side. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from Clearwater First Baptist Church. Rev. John Bolin and Rev. Frank Barker officiating. Interment in Sunset Memory Gardens with Veteran's Honors.
Clifton (Clif) was a life-long resident of Aiken County and a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy as part of the Pacific Fleet. Following his military service, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was registered with the State of South Carolina as a Professional Engineer. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers.
He began his career in 1952 with E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co., Inc. at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He then transferred to the Savannah River Plant, where he worked at the Savanah River National Laboratory and Tritium Facilities. He retired from E. I. DuPont de Nemours in 1989, and subsequently, from the Westinghouse Savannah River Facilities in 1993.
Clif was involved in community and youth activities. He served as a former president of the PTA at Clearwater Elementary and was a recipient of the South Carolina Honorary PTA Lifetime Service Award. He inspired and prepared young people to succeed in a global economy through his work with Junior Achievement and coordinated local school Science Fairs. In 1982 he received the Community Service Award from the Graniteville Exchange Club for his numerous contributions to the community. Additionally, he served from 1975 until 1983 as a member of the Aiken County School Board where he was elected Vice Chairman and Chairman.
Clif was dedicated to his church. He was a member of Clearwater First Baptist and throughout his life taught various youth classes, including ten years as a Royal Ambassadors' leader. He also participated in and chaired various committees and departments and served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James M. and Ruby Smith Williamson; a sister, Frances (Raymond) Davenport; a brother, Henry (Margie) Williamson; a grandson,
Tanner Wilson and a granddaughter, Oakley Wilson.
In addition to his beloved wife, Clif is survived by five children: Jan (Danny) Wilson, Marc (Katie) Williamson,
Carmen (Gregg) Cato, Jon (Kim) Williamson, and Lori (Sammy) Odum; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Grady (Daisy) Williamson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Master Bible Class. Active Pallbearers will be grandsons, Zachary Wilson, Kyle Williamson, Blair Williamson, Carl Cato, Noah Williamson and Casey Kelly.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday afternoon from 4 until 6.
If so desired, memorials may be made to Clearwater First Baptist Church.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181).
Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com
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Posey Funeral Directors - North Augusta
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North Augusta, SC 29841
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Feb. 13, 2016
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