Greg Williams
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Lubbock- Gregory Edward Williams, 72, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 24, 2018, surrounded by family. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Greg's life today, February 28, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Lake Ridge Chapel. Reverend Chuck Sammons will be officiating.

Greg was born to Danny and Joyce Williams on May 12, 1945 in Lubbock, Texas. Greg grew up in the Lakeview community and graduated from Floydada High School. He continued on to receive an engineering degree from Texas Technological College. He married Linda Sue Montgomery on September 2, 1967 in Lubbock, Texas.

Greg is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Williams; daughter, Shelley Fitzgerald and husband, Vince; son, Matthew Williams and wife, Jessica; daughter, Sarah Cuneo and husband, Ryan; four grandchildren, Brock and Bron Fitzgerald; and Emerson and Sawyer Williams; and sisters, Cynthia Chambers, Roxanne Brismee-Lloyd and Nancy Lloyd.

He was preceded in death by his adoring grandparents, Lee and Bertie Keesee; and parents, Fred and Joyce Lloyd.

Greg was an incredibly intelligent man and built a successful business, Texas Tool & Equipment, in Lubbock, Texas. His hobbies included vintage racing, metal work, softball and fishing. Greg always worked hard, never buckled under pressure and spoke deliberately. Greg was the consummate husband, father and friend. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Greg was diagnosed with kidney cancer in December 2011. He fought an amazing battle and words cannot describe the amount of strength he displayed during his fight with cancer over the last six years. Greg's family is comforted in the knowledge that he is healed of his pain by our Heavenly Father.

Greg will be laid to rest in a private committal service in Robert Lee, Texas. Memorial donations are welcome to a charity of your choice.

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Published in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2018.
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March 2, 2018
The Scotts from marine auto will sure miss greg
March 1, 2018
I will miss my longtime friend and business associate. Not many businesses like Texas Tool left in the area where you can just stop in and look around and very likely you will find something you just realized you needed. I wll miss you, my friend.
Dan Moore
February 28, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the beautiful family. Greg was a wonderful kind man who will be missed by all. My heart goes out to this beautiful family
Kay Reed
February 27, 2018
Greg was a true friend ,and a man of God. We graduated together at Floydada High School. We got to know each other more close other after I saw him at his first business down town Army Surplus Store. We visited often at Texas Tools . After he became sick we had good long talks . Greg was an inspiration to me. He never complained about any thing , always looking for the best in all things. He was respected by every one that meat him. A time back an employ told me he had worked for Greg for over thirty years . I had never heard of such. A true complement to a wonderful man .Every large, to small business respected him in all his honesty . You and your family are blessed. My prayers will be with you in the hard times ahead.
Craig Edwards
February 27, 2018
We knew the Williams family and particularly Greg and sister, Cynthia, from about 1953 through 1963 when I graduated with Greg from Floydada High School. Early on we live just a quarter of a mile from each other when his father was working for my Uncle Wade out north of South Plains. We played a lot of chess, fished in the old stock pond for catfish, and just enjoyed being together. After we graduated from FHS, we went on a short and almost fishless fishing trip to one of the local lakes. Greg was always one of our most intelligent schoolmates and set a good example for others. I understand from another of Greg's good HS friends, Craig Edwards, how much success Greg had with his business in Lubbock. We lost contact after we moved on to college but I think of him now and then with good memories, It didn't surprise me to learn that he had done well in life. He will be missed by friends, family, and business associates.
Dennis Deavenport
February 27, 2018
I am so sorry to here of your loss. May GOD put his arms around your family and comfort you in the days to come.
Sheila Kirk
February 27, 2018
I have fond memories of Gregory from Lakeview and Floydada. Still remember a fishing trip at Lake Thomas that we took in high school. Regret that we never saw each other in later years.
Ronald Bertrand
Ronald Bertrand
February 27, 2018
My thoughts are with the family for a longtime friend.
Steve Willingham
February 27, 2018
My prayers are with you all at this time. Greg and I were in school together in Floydada. We actually went for our Military physical together. He will be missed.
Kenneth Smith
February 27, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williams family, may God's peace be with you. I have called on Greg for 25 years and I considered him a friend, he always had a kind word to say and asked how the family was. Greg will truly be missed. Prayers Lifted.
Steve Stehlik
February 27, 2018
My heart goes out to this sweet family. My time to get to know Greg was short, but based on how his children turned out, I know he and Linda did something right when it came to family and love. He was a man of few words around me, but I know he was filled with love for his family and I know that his family loved him just as much. I wish you all comfort in the days ahead as I know Greg will be so deeply missed by all of you.
Jill Leven
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