Thomas “Tom” Gerald Williams, 89, of Salina, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by loving family. He was born on November 29, 1931 in Pryor, Oklahoma, the son of Clayton Gerald and Ruby Pearl (Ledbetter) Williams. He married Roma Jean Pritchett on June 23, 1952 in Huntsville, Arkansas and they had celebrated 67 wonderful years together until her passing in 2019. In his younger years, he loved to work his cattle and spend time tending to things around the house. He and Roma were members of the former Valley Heights Free Will Baptist Church in Salina for many years. Tom was a hardworking man and enjoyed going to work and providing for his family. He worked for Georgia Pacific for over 37 years. He always looked forward to spending time with his children and grandchildren and would attend every event they were involved in. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother who leaves behind many memories for his family to remember.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Ross – Mayes Cemetery in Salina with Reverend Lorne Beck officiating. Masks will be mandatory to attend the service. Come and go visitation will be held on Friday, January 1, 2021 from 12:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Tom is survived by his son, Clayton Gerald Williams and wife Beth of Kansas, Oklahoma; daughters, Debora Jean Wolf and husband Gary of Salina, Oklahoma. Vickie Jo Packard and husband Kenny of Salina, Oklahoma, daughter in law, Twila Williams of Sentinal, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, Kent Williams and wife Kellie, Cory Packard and wife Becky, Phil Williams and Jessica Kilgore, Adam Wolf and wife Kaylee, Greg Williams and wife Stasha, Kendall Buford and husband Justin, Katelyn Crawford and husband Blake, Erin Burris and husband Jerry, Stephen Williams and wife Abby, and Jonathan Williams and wife Allie; 20 great grandchildren, Kade and Kooper Williams, Corbin, Logan, and Colt Packard, Blakely Williams, Raimey, Ruby, and Rosey Williams, Jasper, Jax and Jett Buford, Raith and Joshua Crawford, Noah and Jolie Burris, Rich and Annie Williams and Cayson and Cambree Williams; sister, Carol Bruner and husband Billy and brother Glenn Williams and wife Juana; and sister in law, Jeri Williams. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Ruby Williams; wife, Roma Jean Williams; son, Tommy Dewayne Williams; sister, Joann Dodd and husband Gordon; brother, Bill Williams; half-brother, Weston Williams and half – sisters, Rosamond Hoofer and Erma Rodgers.