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Wilbur Jack ""Will"" Williamson

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WILLIAMSON, WILBUR JACK ""WILL""; passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Will was born October 7, 1933, in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Ada (Black) Williamson. Will lived most of his life in the Pontiac/Lake Angelus area before retiring to Traverse City, (in 1988) with his wife, Karen (Sloan) Williamson. Will was a graduate of Pontiac High School (1952), a veteran of the Korean War (Staff Sargent E-5) 1953 to 1955, a graduate of University of Detroit School of Business (1968), and a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Will retired after 30 years from General Motors Tech Center, in Warren, MI. Will embraced life. He enjoyed people and maintained an active lifestyle that included golf, tennis, boating, traveling with friends and family. He accomplished a life goal of visiting all 50 states in the USA. Will loved music and played the piano for family and friends throughout his adult life. He was involved in many facets of his community and volunteered his service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, Elks, Kiwanis, Port of Old Mission, and a host of other organizations. Will was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Audrey Williamson; brother, Gerald Williamson (2001); his wife, Karen Williamson (2007); and his son, Harold Williamson (2010). He is survived by his brother, Allen Williamson (Georgia); his children, Kathleen Williamson-Rachwal (Scott Healy), Scott Williamson, Deborah Zahn (Larry), Craig Sloan (Shirley), Carla Garwood (Duane); grandchildren, Heather Williamson, Ryan Williamson, William Rachwal, Brandon Rachwal, Brenna Rachwal, Katherine Healy, Eryn Healy, Camille Sloan, Cameron Sloan, Paige Garwood, and Brett Garwood. A Memorial Service will be held in Celebration of his Life at 11 a.m., on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Arbor Hospice. Please visit Will's personal web page to leave a memory at
Published in The Oakland Press on Nov. 21, 2013
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