Gary Williams

September 20, 2017

June 10, 1946 – Sept. 12, 2017

Gary Williams, age 71 of Brookings, South Da­kota, passed away Sept. 12. Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. at Ascension Luther­an Church in Brookings. Burial was 2:30 p.m. at Sa­lem Lutheran Cemetery at Center. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday at church, fol­lowed by prayer service.
Gary Earl Williams was born June 10, 1946 to Ruth (Evans) and Earl Williams of Winfred, South Dakota. U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieu­tenant. He served one year in Vietnam as a U.S.Army 2nd Lt.. In 1971 he mar­ried Veronica (Button) in Carthage, South Dakota.Gary worked in banking for 40 years.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, moth­er, stepfather Jim Westall and two step-siblings.
He is survived by his wife Veronica; daughter Threasa (Wayne) Hopkins of Arlington and son Gar­ron (Alyssa Stitt) Williams of Mankato; grandchildren Noah, Zoe and Jonah Wil­liams and William Hop­kins; sister Kay (Steve) Julius of Madison, South Dakota; brother Ken Wil­liams of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; three stepsisters and five stepbrothers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.