Winfield S. Williams Jr., 72, was born October 16, 1940 in Eureka, CA and died unexpectedly February 2, 2013 in Stockton, CA.
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He is survived by his wife of 43 years Patti, daughter Sunny Williams (Heather), brothers Dennis Williams and John Williams (Missy), sister Esther Kalbfleisch (Leon), nieces Michele Tolentino (Dominic), Melisa Gourley (Justin), great nephews Matthew, Kellen, Kaden and Jackson and great niece Grace. "Wynn" as he was known served his country honorably in the US Army 1958 - 2003. As a pilot he flew the Mohawk, a reconnaissance airplane. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam he took his new bride to Germany where they welcomed their daughter Sunny. Returning to the states, he was stationed in OK & AZ, then relocated and settled in Stockton until his death. He retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel and started his second career as a corporate pilot. He flew for many of Stockton's business leaders. He also loved golf and started his own business building and repairing custom golf clubs. Later his hobby led him to collecting and refurbishing two 6 Series BMW's. He loved helping to plan Sharkfest, a gathering of BMW 6 Series cars.
Wynn is perhaps best remembered by family, friends, neighbors, and sometimes complete strangers as the ultimate Mr. Fix-it. He was truly a giving and generous spirit, touching all who came to know him.
Private internment services will be held Monday, February 18, 2013, at Sacramento Valley National Veterans Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 12:00 noon at the Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club, 4343 Ashley Lane, Stockton, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred in Wynn's name to the San Joaquin Historical Society, P.O. Box 30, Lodi, CA 95241.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20, 2013