Harry Holt Williamson Jr.

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HARRY HOLT WILLIAMSON, JR., 80, of Roanoke, formerly of Fairfax Station, died Monday, October 4, 2004, at the home of his daughter in Browntown, VA.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 1 p.m. at The Old Post Chapel at Ft. Myer conducted by Pastor Perry Lundy. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Williamson was born April 18, 1924 in Knoxville, TN, son of the late Harry Holt Williamson, Sr. and Laura Ann Youngblood Williamson. He was a World War II veteran and saw extensive action in the European Theatre of Operations, serving with the 86th Black Hawk Division, where he received the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart, among others for his acts of bravery. Harry was cited for gallantry in action against an armed enemy in Germany on April 21, 1945, while conducting a hazardous mission. He was a graduate of V.P.I., where he received a degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Williamson worked for the federal government for many years in several capacities, including the U.S. Postal Service and after retirement, was involved with many different busniess ventures. He was a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy W. Williamson of Roanoke; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Williamson of Browntown, VA; one son, Jeffrey H. Williamson of Winchester, VA; one brother, Glenn A. Williamson of Danville, VA; five grandchildren and numerous nieeces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Solid Rock Baptist Church Building Fund, 7464 Old Mill Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018.

Arrangements are by MADDOX FUNERAL HOME, INC. in Front Royal, VA.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2004
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