Thomas Edward Williams, 66, of Sinking Creek Road, Pembroke, departed this life Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013, at Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg after a long illness. Born in Giles County on November 4, 1946, he was a son of the late Isaac Edward and Laura Ann Elizabeth Williams of Hoges Chapel. Thomas was a gifted musician, a veteran of the United States Army
, Viet Nam Era, and had been employed as a stone mason. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Patricia Robertson; and his brothers, Richard Allen Williams and Gene Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Tonya Williams, of Pembroke; his son, Paul Williams, of Craig County; his sisters, Mardell Hilton, of Blacksburg, Mary Helen Meredith, of Pembroke, Drucilla Huffman, of Pembroke, Barbara Gray, of Pembroke, Betty Lou Southern, of Pembroke, and Bonnie Sue Hobbs, of Pembroke; several nieces and nephews; and a very devoted friend Billy Joe Johnston.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, with burial following in the Ed Williams Cemetery on Sinking Creek Road near Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent at kendallfuneralhome.com