TAYLOR JUSTIN WILLIAMS 1989 - 2016
Putnam - Taylor Justin Williams, 26, was tragically killed on Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Kingsland, GA. Taylor was born November 6, 1989 in Putnam, CT. He attended Brooklyn public schools and Woodstock Academy. He graduated from, Haines City High School in Florida in 2007.
Taylor thrived in athletics and had a passion for life, a love of adventure, and a strong desire to help others. He was an EMT/firefighter at East Brooklyn Fire Department. He received a Heroism Award after rushing into a burning building to carry a man to safety. Referred to by his Army brothers as "Doc Williams," Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Army, honorably serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan as a medic. Eager to follow in the footsteps of his mother and stepfather, Taylor hoped to one day be a physician's assistant. Taylor was a compassionate friend and family member who always had time for others. Taylor enjoyed fishing, hunting, mudding, and carpentry.
Taylor is survived by his mother, Nichole Flannery Williams and fiancé, Terry Baksh of Brooklyn, CT; father and stepmother Stuart and Tina Williams of St. Marys, GA; his brother Troy Stuart Williams of Kingsland, GA; his grandparents Donna and Richard Ratelle and Douglas and Rita Flannery of Danielson, CT; uncles and aunts including Barbara Healey, Debra Morrison, Douglas Flannery and Ryan Ratelle.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Westfield Congregational Church (210 Main Street, Danielson, CT) starting promptly at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of SPC Taylor Justin Williams, Army Medic, to www.pawsandstripes.org
, a nonprofit organization providing service dogs for wounded military veterans with PTSD - "not all wounds are visible."
Published by Norwich Bulletin on Aug. 28, 2016.