TAPLIN, W.Va. — Freddy “Pete” Williams, 57, of Taplin, left this world Thursday, January 10, 2013, at his home.
Born March 11, 1955, at Logan, he was a son of Lou Elliott Williams of Robinette and the late Freddy Williams. Also preceding him in death was one nephew, Larry Williams; his maternal grandparents, Howard and Nellie Price Elliott; paternal grandparents, Bill and Mabel Booth Williams, and his great-grandfather, Rev. Harry Booth.
Pete was a 1973 honor graduate of Man High School, where he was first chair trumpet in the Man High Hillbilly Marching Band and the Stage Band. After high school, Pete served in the U.S. Navy. He was a UMWA construction worker who worked all over the United States for many years. Pete enjoyed reading and was an avid outdoorsman, naturalist, and hunter — truly a free spirit. A loyal friend, Pete was very giving, trusting and selfless.
Additionally, those left to cherish his memory include one son, Nic Williams and his wife, Natasha, and their seven month old daughter, Mia Grace, all of Bloomingrose; one sister, LaDonna (Bobby) Bryant of Man; two brothers, Gary Lee (Geneva) Williams of Peterstown and Michael (Ashley) Williams of Robinette; his uncles and aunts, Winsel and Grace Elliott of Taplin, Clinton and Jean Collins of Davin, Homer Williams of Trenton, Mich., Larry Williams of Dearborn, Mich., Gladys Elliott of Neibert, and Linda Dillon of Danville; his ex-wife and mother of his son, Cindy Cazin Megerle of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Kimberly Keffer, Craig Bryant, Katie Ables, Jeffrey Williams, David Williams, Madison Keffer, Sydney Keffer, Payton Bryant and Camryn Bryant, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, at the Taplin Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Sheldon Wells officiating. At Pete’s request, his ashes will be scattered by his son in the places he loved.
Per Pete’s wishes, the family requests no flowers be sent.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.