Joseph W. Williamson Jr., 87, of Farmers Branch died on December 23, 2013, after contracting pneumonia. Joseph, known as "Joe" by his friends and family, was born on December 28, 1925, in Cleveland, Texas, a son of Joseph Williamson, Sr and Ruby Caldwell. Joe was the husband of Charlotte Williamson. They were married in 1956 and lived in Farmers Branch for 54 years. We remember Joe's kindness, his smile, and the spark in his blue eyes. He was a devoted husband and father, and most importantly always made time for his family. We also remember how passionate he was about his many interests. Joe was an electrical engineer by profession, but a shade-tree mechanic at heart. He could fix anything on the planet. He loved all things associated with flying, sailing, or really any sort of boat. He succeeded at many challenging projects at the aerospace companies where he worked most of his life. He had a lifelong interest in electric vehicles, building his own electric vehicle with advanced circuitry of his own design. He enjoyed the outdoors. And Joe loved children, and especially his grandchildren. Joe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law John and Liz Williamson, and their son Scott, of Grapevine; son-in-law Dan Galewsky and his children Jacob and Sophia Galewsky, of Austin; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Lorraine Mossman, of Austin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. His wife Charlotte, and his daughter Susan preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held to honor Joe on Saturday, January 25th, at 2 p.m. at Presbyterian Village North, 8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas. The service will be held in the Library, with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of Joe's favorite charities,
, 800-822-6344, tribute #35170775.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 19, 2014