Williams, Ward M. 09/22/1924 ~ 10/05/2013 OCEANSIDE -- Ward M. Williams of Oceanside, CA/ Brentwood, TN, formerly of Chula Vista, CA, passed away October 5, 2013, at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, Murfreesboro, TN. Son of the late Sarah F. and Joe C. Williams, Sr., grew up in East Nashville, TN, graduated from East High School in 1943 and drafted into the navy. Served in the Pacific theater and later recalled to active duty during the Korean War
. Retired in 1967 after serving with the Joint Chief of Staff and Office of Naval Intelligence. Predeceased by his loving wife of 47 years, Dorothy Vanhoy, infant daughter Dayle Lynn, and son Ted Dee. Survived by son Donald Lee (Vera) of Bakersfield, CA, grandchildren Dayle Lynn Gomez (Jerry) and Adam of La Quinta, CA, Keith of Ridgecrest, CA, and Allan of Fontana, CA. Also survived by loving and loyal companion of 19 years, Jean Thompson Robertson. Interment will be at Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, CA.