Michael Keith Williams
Published 12:46 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Michael Keith Williams, 71, of Elizabethton (Stoney Creek Community), went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Jones E. and Kate Buckles Williams.
He is survived by his precious wife of 47 years, Tonie Berry Williams. Also surviving are two daughters, Jessica Williams Manning and husband Phillip of Piney Flats and Christen Williams of Stoney Creek; a granddaughter, McKenzie Storie of Elizabethton; four grand-kitties, Puddin, Joey, Alex and Katie; two sisters, Teresa Williams Holly and husband Gary of Stoney Creek and Julie Williams Tetrick and husband Bill of Elizabethton; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Williams was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Elizabethton, where he served in the Jail Ministry, Bus Ministry, Sunday School Teacher and Associate Pastor under Pastor Dale Greenwell. He was a 1969 graduate of Unaka High School and a member of the football team. He was a 1991 graduate of ETSU with a Bachelor of Arts with illustration emphasis. He served in the United States Navy from 1976-1980 where he served as a corpsman. He retired from the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in February 2020.
His hobbies included hiking, building model cars, draw & air brush, going to the lake, gardening, attending church when able, attending UHS football games when able, attending Carson-Newman football games and womens basketball games when able, watching West Coast Customs and photography.
A Service to Celebrate the life of Michael Williams will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dale Greenwell and Pastor Paul Lakus officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery (Historic Section). Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Friday, will be Rev. Teddy Lewis, Rev. Frank Osborne, Mr. Donn James, Dr. Timothy Zajonc, Jamie Buckles and Randell Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present Unaka High football players, Rev. Bryan Shell, Rev. Jim Johnson, Gary Holly, Kenny Storie, Jerry Dale Greene and Phillip Manning. The family would like to thank Dr. Agnes Hamati and the entire oncology staff at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for all the love and care through the years, Dr. Wael Shams at the VA, the entire Mountain Home staff and caregivers for their excellent care, the nursing staff at Amedisys Hospice, and Smokey Mountain Medical Equipment. The family would like to thank their places of employment for their support, love and understanding during this time, Elizabethton City School System, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Johnson City, Washington County School System and Taco Bell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Quarterback Club, Unaka High School, 119 Robinson Lane, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery (Historic Section) at 12:45 p.m. Friday. Military Honors will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard DAV 39, Bluff City. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Williams family.