TERRANCE "TERRY" WILLIAMS, 68, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. He was born March 29, 1944, in Omaha, Neb. He graduated from Omaha Central High School where he was a track and field star who set numerous records. He also was a track and field standout at Omaha University where he met Bettie L. Babb whom he married in 1964. They moved to Fort Wayne in 1968. He worked at GTE / Verizon for 39 years until his retirement in 2011. He coached at several youth track and field clubs and South Side H. S. Terry was an active member at Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church. Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Bettie L. Williams; son, Chad (LaShawnda) of Fort Wayne; daughters, Gina R. (Mark) Williams-Felton of Edina, Minn., Kimberly (Gary) Williams and Shoclynn Williams both of Fort Wayne; mother, Goldie T. White of Fort Wayne; stepmother, Johnnie Williams of Omaha, Neb.; brothers, Marlon Williams of Denver, Colo., Paul Williams of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tracy (Kitty) White of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Wilma Johnson of San Antonio, Texas, Shawn Williams of Chula Vista, Calif. and Dana Hatch of Detroit, Mich.; god-son, Tyree Carr and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James H. Williams, Sr.; stepfather, Arthur White; brother, James H. Williams III; sister, Loleeta Wright; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Heber Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Williams, Sr. Funeral service is noon Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at Turner Chapel AME, with visitation two hours prior. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Service.


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 7, 2013