James "Big Jim" Scott Williams, 41, of Fairbanks, passed away on March 14, 2010, at his home.|
Jim was born Feb. 22, 1969, to Thomas and Sharon Williams in Canton, Ohio.
Jim moved to Fairbanks in 1997 and worked for Pogo Mine and Fort Knox Mine as a mill operator.
Big Jim was a man whose word was his bond, who was a big brother to everyone he met and was kind, loving and generous. He was fair, honest and trusting. He had a wicked sense of humor and a million-dollar smile. He loved his many friends like family and loved his family fiercely. His other loves were cars and Harley Davidsons. He had a deep pride in how he had overcome his personal challenges and struggles. Jim was a man who loved his life and everyone in it. Losing him has created a Jim-sized hole in the lives of everyone who loved him.
His grandmother, Kitty Morris and Heather Williams, preceded James in death.
He is survived by his mother, Sharon Williams and husband Jerry Meadows, of Pounding Mill, Va..; father, Thomas Williams and wife, Ruth, of Massillion, Ohio; brothers, Tom "Peach," of Fairbanks, and Cody, of Massillion; uncles, Mike and Buddy Morris, of Canton, Ohio; aunt, Lisa Ruper and husband, Traci, of Massillion; nephew, Jake Williams, of St. Charles, Mo.; several cousins and family, Jim Gerard, Lyndal, Mary Beth and Melanie Rozelle and Lisa Smith, all of Fairbanks.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, at New Hope Methodist Presbyterian Church, 2371 Bradway in North Pole.
Memorials may be given in Jim's name to Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living, 726 26th Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Fairbanks Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Mar. 18, 2010