Thomas Hoag Williams, 79, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at Providence Healthcare.
Thomas was born January 12, 1934, in Detroit, to Franklyn and Irene (Batty) Williams. He graduated from high school then served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean Conflict
. Tom attended Wayne State University and married Lois Meier on September 6, 1957. Tom and Lois raised their family in Holland. Tom worked for Northern Fibre, Yamaha Musical Instruments, and the Department of Corrections before his retirement. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Jennifer Williams; and brother-in-law, Cleo Parks.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois; children, Elizabeth Lynne Williams, Timothy Hoag Williams, David Thomas Williams (Kendra), Lynda Jeanne DeCan (Ken); grandchildren, Joshua Jacobs, Bailey (Perry Allen) Williams, Avery Williams, Sutton Williams, Zachary Williams, Harrison Williams, Savannah Williams, Delanie DeCan, Jessica DeCan; great-grandchild, Payton Jacobs; siblings, Richard and Deane Williams, Janice Anderson; sisters-in-law, Judy Parks; nieces and nephews.
Services with military honors for Thomas Hoag Williams will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland MI 49423. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Healthcare (Activity Group), or Hospice of Holland. www.langelandsterenberg.com