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Michael L. Williams

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Michael L. Williams Obituary
Michael L. "Texas Mike" Williams, 63, of Jeannette, was called to his heavenly home Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, after a very brief battle with cancer. Mike was born April 18, 1955, in Fort Sill, Okla., a son of Emily Elam Williams, of Kempner Texas, and the late J.B. Williams. Mike grew up in Costa Rica and Panama until the family settled in Copperas Cove, Texas. He joined the Navy and faithfully served his country while working as a boiler tender on the USS Mullinnix. Upon his honorable discharge after six years of service, he came to settle in Pennsylvania, where he worked as a maintenance mechanic at the Forbes Regional, the former Jeannette District Memorial and the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospitals until his retirement on his 60th birthday. Mike never gave up his love for America's team, the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed Nascar races, the Pittsburgh Pirates, watching war movies, a good game of shuffleboard, cold beers and hot sunny days. Mike was a loyal, fun-loving, thoughtful man who would do anything to help someone. He was practical, thrifty and efficient. Mike smiled easily and laughed often. His southern charm and manners will be sadly missed, and his heart was as big as his 5'18" stature. In addition to his mother, Mike is survived by a brother, Gary Williams; a sister, Karen Gay and husband, Earl, all of Duncan, Okla.; a special uncle, Bob Williams, of Lincoln, Ark.; his beloved sweetheart, Tina Matyi, of North Huntingdon; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many caring and loving friends.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Monsignor V. Paul Fitzmaurice presiding. Military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow the funeral service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , PA Western Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620; or to a .
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2019
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