Eddie F. Williams

Published 4:44 pm Friday, July 26, 2019

Eddie F. Williams, 73, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away suddenly on Monday, July 15, 2019. Born and raised in Elizabethton, Tenn., Eddie attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Shortly after beginning his career, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968. After his service, he worked 32 years in Civil Service at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Orlando, Fla., building flight and ship simulators for the U.S. government. He retired in 2000 and moved back to his hometown of Elizabethton, where he resided for 17 years with his wife, Sharon. He then moved with Sharon to Leesburg and lived happily for two years near his daughter, Rebecca, and son-in-law, Stefan, preceding his death.
Eddie loved gardening, plants and blooms, and most of all, orchids. He loved all things technological and was a history buff. Eddie had a love for food and you oftentimes found him with a sweet treat or cooking up a new recipe in the kitchen.
He loved walking his best friend, Miniature Schnauzer, Jasper, and chatting with all the neighbors.
Eddie is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Sharon Vance Williams and his children, Rebecca Williams (Stefan) Basic of Apopka, Fla., and Abigail Williams (David) Hicks of Jonesboro, Tenn.; his two sisters, Loretta Williams May and Ramona Williams Trent of Elizabethton, Tenn.; and his two brothers, Theodore Williams and Bobby Williams of Knoxville, Tenn. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his much loved dog, Jasper. He was preceded in death by his parents, Teddy A. Williams and Novella Gouge Williams of Elizabethton, Tenn.
Services were held at Tetrick Funeral Home in Elizabethton, Tenn., and interment at Mountain Home National Cemetery in Johnson City, Tenn.
In Eddie’s honor, please consider donations to your favorite no-kill animal shelter, as everyone knows the special place he had in his heart for animals. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Williams and his family were in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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