Paul I. Williamson, 78
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Paul I. Williamson, 78, of Wolcott, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born December 11, 1934, in Brookston to the late Ira Charles and Hallie Merrell (Hathaway) Williamson. He attended Brookston High School.
Paul served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He enlisted in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He then served 28 years in the National Guard.
His marriage was to Learee E. Baker on January 6, 1957, at the Wolcott Baptist Church in Wolcott. She survives.
He worked in the fertilizer business, went on to work for Tri-County School Corporation and he later retired from the City of Rensselaer.
Paul was a member of the Wolcott American Legion and Chalmers Bible Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He loved the Lord and his church, and was always willing to help at the church in any way he could.
He loved sports and NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr., and also enjoyed collecting steins and eagles.
Surviving with his wife are three children, Sherry Sadler (husband: Jerry), of Brookston, Randy Williamson, of Wolcott, and Gary Williamson (wife: Michelle), of Glasgow, Ky.
Paul loved spending time with his family and cherished his four grandchildren, Jason Reel (wife: Laura), Jeremy Williamson (wife: Hannah), Colby Reel (wife: Jamie) and Caressa Williamson, as well as his nine great-grandchildren, Connor, Grace, Blake, Jared, Sam, Cole, Aubree, Cadence and Logan. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Milford "Bud" Williamson.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Foster-Clapper Funeral Home of Wolcott. His funeral service will be held there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, with Pastor Charles Fluckey officiating. Interment to follow at Wolcott Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in his name to Chalmers Bible Baptist Church or the
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Published in the Journal & Courier from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2013