Brian P. Williams, 42, of Lake Winola, died Wednesday. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Melinda Goble Williams.
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Born Oct. 18, 1970, in Wilkes-Barre, son of Paul F. and Shirley Stage Williams of Lake Winola, Brian was a 1989 graduate of Tunkhannock Area High School and was employed by Mountain Energy in Tunkhannock as a truck driver. He was a member of the Lake Winola Fire Company.
Brian enjoyed his toys, which included his trucks and motorcycles, he was an avid NASCAR fan, watching the late Dale Earnhardt, who was his favorite driver, and now Junior. Brian was a very hard worker, working multiple jobs all hours of the day and night, but most of all he was a loving husband, father, and son who will be deeply missed by all.
He is also survived by two sons, Dustin Williams, Meshoppen; and Ryan Williams, Lake Winola; a daughter, Ashlyee Williams, Lake Winola; a brother, Neil Williams, Harding; paternal grandfather, Frank Williams, Lake Winola; maternal grandmother, Margot Sandtner Stage, Centermoreland; nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Hazel Williams; and maternal grandfather, David Stage.
The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., with services by Pastor Joan Dodson of the Lake Winola United Methodist Church.
Friends may Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to First National Bank in Tunkhannock c/o Ashlyee Williams Education Fund. For directions and online condolences, visit www.sheldonkukuchka funeralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 9, 2012