• "Tolar always lit up a room with his cheerful, kind and..."
    - Junilla "Junie" Applin
  • "Always remembering our cousin, Tolar. May God bless the..."
    - Cousin Billy Boatwright and Family
  • "Please accept my condolences during your time of great..."
    - N.T
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    - Delphine Durant
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    - Eliseo Santiago Vasquez

Tolar E. Williams, Sr., 75, of Williston, FL passed on September 5, 2018 in Gainesville, FL after a long illness. He was born May 11, 1943 to the late Brumbie B. and Annie E. McLaughlin Williams of Reddick, FL. He graduated from Fessenden Academy in 1961 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1962. He served 20 years in the Navy as a Boiler Technician on several different types of ships and reached the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. In 1982, after honorably retiring from the Navy, he held a variety of jobs and was self-employed as a farmer and truck driver.
He is survived by his former wife, Gladys; and six children, Tolar, Jr., Brumbie (Denise), Brandon, Micheal (Lekana 'Kay'), Darvin (Chandra), and Wynonia; brothers, Ferdinand (Juanita) Williams, Benjamin (Beverly) McMahon; and sisters, Dorothy Peterson and Elnora Mitchell; grandchildren, Brianna, Kaleb, Cayden, Faith, Aiden, and Trinity; and a number of nephews, nieces, and close friends. He was assisted in his final days by Vanessa Lamar, a close friend.
He was predeceased by his brother, Brumbie 'Phenicle' Williams; sister, Patricia Taylor, and mother, Charlotte Griffin of Wynonia.
Viewing and visitation at Hadley Brown Funeral Home, 127 NW 20th St, Ocala, FL, Friday, September 14, 2018 4-7pm. Graveside Service, Campground Cemetery, Fairfield, FL, Saturday, September 15, 9:30am. Repast immediately afterward at Blue Sink Community Center. Professional services are entrusted to Hadley Brown Funeral Home (352) 620-0563.
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Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2018
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