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  • Richard Williams Jr. Leadership Academy via the Blount County Chamber Partnership

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“I miss your smile, your laugh and your big hugs everyday! You were a very special part of my life for so long and I miss you so much!! I am so...Read More »
1 of 55 | Posted by: JANIE JOHNSON - MARYVILLEY, TN

“I still miss you everyday.I wish I could pick up the phone and call you or come to your house in Alcoa and just visit like we used to do!! I love...Read More »
2 of 55 | Posted by: Janie Johnson - Maryville, TN

“George-Williams was more of a brother than anything from our childhood until the untimely transition of his mortal life! I will forever cherish his...Read More »
3 of 55 | Posted by: Felton Smith,Jr - Hendersinville, TN

“Rest in peace my friend George Williams ”
4 of 55 | Posted by: Anne Melson - Maryville, TN

“I can't believe it's been 3 years that you have been gone. I think of you everyday and this month is so very hard to get through every year. I miss...Read More »
5 of 55 | Posted by: Janie Johnson - Maryville, TN

“I miss u George! ”
6 of 55 | Posted by: Pamela Pride - Hendersonville, TN

“I remember what a Sweet Man George was. Missing George.. ”
7 of 55 | Posted by: Anne Melson - Maryville, TN

“Geneva and Williams Family, I am sorry for your loss. George was so full of energy and had such a positive attitude. You have a great family. May...Read More »
8 of 55 | Posted by: Jackie Glenn - Maryville, TN

“Geneva and Family- I am so very sorry to her of your Brothers passing. I know that he was a wonderful man, and will be missed. You will remain in my...Read More »
9 of 55 | Posted by: Sabrina Huffstetler - maryville, TN

“I'm sorry for your loss May the Lord comfort the family members in this time of need....I'll keep the family members in my prayers ”
10 of 55 | Posted by: Lanette Garner - Knoxville, TN

“our sincere condolences to the family of George. Remembering our conversations..laughs and reminiscing. Your heart for people was bigger than life!...Read More »
11 of 55 | Posted by: Rudy & Cynthia Dirl - Knoxville, TN

“Remembering our conversations..laughs and reminiscing. Your heart for people was bigger than life! You will definitely be missed by many. Thank you...Read More »
12 of 55 | Posted by: Rudy & Cynthia Dirl - Knoxville, TN

“May the peace of God continue to rest upon you. ”
13 of 55 | Posted by: Glendon F Swann - Antioch, TN

“Geneva (& Family Members),Please know that thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God be near & dear unto you!Mary...Read More »
14 of 55 | Posted by: Mary Justice (Mrs. Bill) - TN

“George was certainly an unforgettable character. His personality and positive attitude endured him to his TVA coworkers, and all of us share your...Read More »
15 of 55 | Posted by: Jean Nicholson - TVA coworker

“Deacon George Williams was a giant among Giants. He truly lived by the scripture that says "he that is greatest among you, let him be a servant....Read More »
16 of 55 | Posted by: Supt. & Mrs. Phillip Hamilton - TN

“TO THE FAMILY: " GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN." Resting in the arms of our loving God. His memory lives on in the hearts of those he loved and those that...Read More »
17 of 55 | Posted by: Rosa Fair - Cleveland, OH

“Our family would like to extend our sincere condolences on the loss of George Williams. He was the brother to my sister-in-law Geneva Williams...Read More »
18 of 55 | Posted by: Angie Harrison, Faye Harrison - MO

“Brother George Williams was very special to us, from my father all the way down,he was a true example of the Bible, which teaches us that "he that is...Read More »
19 of 55 | Posted by: Chandler W. Dukes - Knoxville, TN

“To the Family and Friends of Deacon George Williams, my dear, dear Friend and "Brother" in the Lord. Since 1964 we shared many good times through our...Read More »
20 of 55 | Posted by: Mother Vivian Gwinn - Knoxville, TN

“Rest in peace.. I'm going to miss my classmate ”
21 of 55 | Posted by: Mary N Carter Cline - Knoxville, TN

“George was a great man and will be missed by all whom had the pleasure of knowing such a great person, Pray that the family finds comfort in the loss...Read More »
22 of 55 | Posted by: John Kellogg - Fayetteville, NC

“George and I worked at.TVA at the same time and Richard and I worked at Blount memorial together. They were both fine gentlemen gone too soon. ”
23 of 55 | Posted by: shirley hall - maryville, TN

“I worked with George and served on private industry council and workforce investment board with him. I have known him since the eighties an have not...Read More »
24 of 55 | Posted by: Sarah "Sug" Sexton - Oneida, TN

“Dear Family, It will take a while for me to realize I can no longer go into the Alcoa Center and find George there. Or not be able to "pop in" to...Read More »
25 of 55 | Posted by: Shirley C Clowney - ALCOA, TN

“Last year I started volunteering at the Academy. I got to know George and immediately knew what a real and sincere man he was. I admired him for...Read More »
26 of 55 | Posted by: Helen Sunshine - Alcoa, TN

“To the George Williams Family. We share in your lost. George was truly a servant to the people. He loved serving and giving to the community. Mr....Read More »
27 of 55 | Posted by: Evangelist Kathryn Dukes - MI

“George was one of the kindest men I have ever known. He was a very proud father, grandfather and brother. I was fortunate enough to know him through...Read More »
28 of 55 | Posted by: Joyce Northern - Louisville, TN

“George was one of a kind. He was a true gentlemen. He and I were Friends. And He will be missed.praying for the Family. I know you are suffering. May...Read More »
29 of 55 | Posted by: Anne Melson - Maryville, TN

“To all of George's family and close friends: I am a former teacher at Alcoa Elementary School. I have been blessed by calling George my friend. He...Read More »
30 of 55 | Posted by: Nancy (Mrs. Joe) Brown - Alcoa, TN

“When i was in my teens i was crazy i had no manners or didn't care how i acted. Then i met George, the man who stood me up and dusted me off and...Read More »
31 of 55 | Posted by: Sarah Beard - lakecity, TN

“Our prayers are with the family. We pray that the peach of God which passes all understanding kept your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. George was...Read More »
32 of 55 | Posted by: Elder Sam and Evangelist Anna Taylor - TN

“Dear Geneva, I was so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Cindy ”
33 of 55 | Posted by: Cindy Nelson - Maryville, TN

“Sorry to hear of the passing of George Williams. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 55 | Posted by: marcella simon - Knoxville, TN

“George was such a good person. Me and him got to know each other very well and spend very special time with each other. We were true friends... I...Read More »
35 of 55 | Posted by: Trevina Shearer - Knoxville, TN

“George was a true jewel! Interested, engaged, giving, and warm.While we sat on the opposite side of the political fence, we could truly laugh about...Read More »
36 of 55 | Posted by: Manny Herz - Knoxville, TN

“George, your big laugh, large frame, and iconic sense of humor will continue. ”
37 of 55 | Posted by: Vern (Yeary) Wells - friend

“My dear sweet man I will miss you so very much! My heart is breaking today. I loved you dearly. ”
38 of 55 | Posted by: Janie Johnson - Maryville, TN

“Maybe 5 years ago or so, I was spending some time in my wife's hometown with her mother. A good friend of her's Geneva who treated us to a lovely...Read More »
39 of 55 | Posted by: Charles Blake II - Los Angeles, CA

“Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal. Be strong in the Lord and be of good courage. I'm praying for you. ”
40 of 55 | Posted by: Dorothy Johnson - Knoxville, TN

“My prayers are with his loving family. George was an awesome friend. I love him with all my heart. He was always there for me and I let him know im...Read More »
41 of 55 | Posted by: Pcovington - Knoxville, TN

“To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! May God ever bless you , family and smile upon you. George was a very hard, sincere ,...Read More »
42 of 55 | Posted by: LANA SUDDERTH BOYD - Alcoa, TN

“The family are in our thoughts and Prayers ”
43 of 55 | Posted by: Jimmy & Gaynell ferguson - Alcoa

“Geneva, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. May God be with your family in this time of grief. ”
44 of 55 | Posted by: Richard & Barbara Easterday - TN

“Aloha na Hale 'Oukou I Makamaka 'Ole "Love from my Ohana to your Ohana. Aloha nui loa ”
45 of 55 | Posted by: Johnelle Jackson & family - Alcoa, TN

“My family and I will always remember the closeness and grand times with him and his family. We are saddened at this time. May God bless the family...Read More »
46 of 55 | Posted by: Laretta Harrison - Chattanooga, TN

“I too am saddened to hear the passing of my old friend George, he was a man among men. Rest in Him George. God Bless his Family. Eld. Willie Davis ”
47 of 55 | Posted by: Eld. Willie Davis - Acworth, GA

“I'm saddened at the homegoing of my dear brother and childhood friend ! His demeanor, persona and signature laugh will be missed as well as his...Read More »
48 of 55 | Posted by: Bishop Felton M.Smith,Jr. - TN

“Sorry for the loss of your loved one.Will continue prayer for family. ”
49 of 55 | Posted by: Christa K.Carr - Knoxville, TN

“George was a good man, sad for him to him to leave us so soon. He will be missed. ”
50 of 55 | Posted by: Preston Walker - Houston, TX

“George was just the best person you could have to be a part of your life. He loved life and he loved people. Most inportant, he loved God and he...Read More »
51 of 55 | Posted by: Catherine Tate King - chattanooga, TN

“I did not personally know Mr. Williams, but through his daughter Ashley I felt as if i had. Ashley, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know...Read More »
52 of 55 | Posted by: Debbie Risk

“I don't know where to begin. George has been a lifelong friend of mine, from the time we met as teens at a church conference. He was a true friend...Read More »
53 of 55 | Posted by: Janice Britton Brooks - TN

“Gerorge was always such a sweet and fun Guy. Prayers for his family that will dealing with thier grief as I know he will be greatly missed! God Bless! ”
54 of 55 | Posted by: STEPHANIE TROST - ALCOA, TN

“I knew Richard before I knew George. Richard and I had talked many times about local history. George helped to really kick the Blount County...Read More »
55 of 55 | Posted by: Mary Gregory - Englewood, FL

George Williams, age 67 was born in Alcoa, Tennessee on August 9, 1947, and went to be with the Lord on October 21, 2014. George was a faithful member and deacon at Children of God COGIC in Knoxville, TN. Mr. Williams was most proud of his role as a grandfather and father. He was known for having a great impact in the lives of all with whom he came in contact over his many years of community service. Mr. Williams was an advocate for children and always at the forefront of finding ways to help children develop both academically and spiritually. George served for many years as the Department President of the Jurisdictional Young People's Willing Workers Department, Sunday School teacher, and Choir Member. As a public servant, Mr. Williams has served on the Alcoa City Commission, and was a former president of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, and also served on the Alcoa City School Board, and various other boards and committees. His distinctive voice was heard for many years as a commentator of Alcoa High School football and his voice can currently be heard welcoming visitors to the Clayton Center. He retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he worked as an Economic Development Specialist. Mr. Williams served as the founder and executive director of the Richard Williams Jr. Leadership Development Academy. George is preceded in death by: Father, Richard Williams Sr.; Mother, Gertrude Williams; Brother, Richard Williams Jr.; Sister, Jeanette Williams Roper. He is survived by: Sister, Henrietta Williams; Brother, Mike Williams; Sister, Geneva Williams Harrison; Brother, Rev. James L. Williams; Brother, Clarence B. Williams; Daughter, Marva C. Williams; Daughter, Asheley Williams Kenny; Son-in-law, Marcus Kenny; Grandson, Ephraim Z. Williams; Grandson, Alexander S. Howdeshell; and a great number of loving nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday, October 24, 2014 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Family will also receive friends from 9:00 until 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Children of God Church in Knoxville. Funeral service will follow at 10:00 AM with Evangelist Sharon Seay Whitelaw and Elder Cedric Seay officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the: Richard Williams Jr. Leadership Academy via the Blount County Chamber Partnership. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,