Garry R. Williamson, 79


Garry R. Williamson, 79, of Hillsboro, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at his residence.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Hillsboro Country Club. Eulogies will be given by his golfing buddies, water plant co-workers and family. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family. CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, with the use of masks and social distancing.

Mr. Williamson was born June 4, 1942, in Delhi, NY, the son of Russell Andrew and Stella Anna (Smith) Williamson. He married Pamelia Ann Marrin on Oct. 7, 1967.

A 1961 graduate of Hillsboro High School,he was a 1999 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where he received an EPA degree.  From 1961 to February 1966, he served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was stationed at Portsmouth Naval Hospital as an operating room technician. From 1966 to 1970, he was in the Naval Reserve in Springfield.

He worked for his dad at City Dairy in Hillsboro, and was an assistant roofer at Piazza Roofing in Hillsboro. He  also worked for IGA in Litchfield, as well as for City Dairy in Hillsboro, where he delivered Litchfield Creamery products to commercial accounts. He was employed with Williamson Meadow Gold Distributor in Hillsboro and worked for the city of Hillsboro Water Filtration Plant.

During his lifetime, he lived in Binghamton, NY, St. Louis, MO, Dubuque, IA, Sebring, FL, Litchfield and Hillsboro. He was a member of the Hillsboro Jaycees, a member of the Knights of Columbus Bingo Kitchen team and enjoyed golfing.

He is survived by his two children, Laura S. Williamson and Jason R. Williamson; three grandchildren, Jared R. Williamson, Jade R. Williamson and Jenna R. Williamson; and a brother, Jim Williamson of Hillsboro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Norma Piazza and Ann Wagner.

Memorials may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871, or the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9965.

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