Donald Williams(1931 - 2013)

Donald Claire Williams


Donald Claire Williams, 82, loving husband of Lillian Ann Gresham Williams, died October 20, 2013.

Born in Morris, Illinois. He was the son of the late Claire Samuel and Anita Helen Anna Geldreich Williams.

Donald was a Captain for Pan American World Airlines. As a civilian pilot, he was asked by his country to evacuate civilians at the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. He also served in the US Air Force. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his loving wife of 58 years, he is survived by daughters, Karen Brown (Barry), and Kathryn Carpenter (Mark); son, Donald Williams Jr. (Trish); nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by Grandma Weichelt.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. Funeral service will be Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial to follow at Graceland West Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting


Funeral Home

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 294-6415

Published in The Greenville News on Oct. 23, 2013