Donald George Williams (1933 - 2014)

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Donald George Williams

Virginia Beach - Donald George Williams was born March 21, 1933 to George L. Williams and Florence A Sandgren in Kenosha, WI, and died February 27, 2014 in Virginia Beach, VA.

Don served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. After his service he attended Catholic University in Washington D.C. where he studied acting. He moved to Tombstone, AZ where he was a member of the Tombstone Vigilantes and acted the lead in many plays. Don was also an extra in several motion pictures.

In 1963, Don received his B.S. From the University of WI Madison. He spent most of his career as a social worker in Kenosha, WI where he dedicated himself to helping others.

Don had many accomplishments, but the one which gave him the most pride and satisfaction came in the late 60's. At that time he was a prime force within the group that created the first chartered Big Brothers of America chapter in Kenosha, WI.

His hobbies were many. He enjoyed socializing and playing the banjo. He loved to go camping, canoeing, and freshwater fishing. He liked to scuba dive, cross country ski, and spent many hours learning lapidary. He painted and made pottery. Don always liked to learn new things up until the end of his life.

Don is survived by his wife Yoko, daughter Kimiko Capers, grandson Phrederick of Virginia Beach, a granddaughter Chelsea of Fort Lauderdale, FL, his brother Lawrence Williams and his wife Diane, nephew Paul, niece Michelle, and her two children Danny and Haley, all of Kenosha, WI.

As per his wishes, Don will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in Tombstone, AZ.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 6, 2014
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