Thomas “Tommy” Williams, 80, of the Hoges Chapel Community at Pembroke died Tuesday morning January 23, 2007 at Friendship Manor in Roanoke. Born in Giles County on June 4, 1926 he was a son of the late Strother and Fannie Collins Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife and mother of his sons Elizabeth “Liz” Martin Hungate, three brothers Frank Williams, Fonzie Collins, Haven Collins; three sisters Mary Helen Atkins, Margie Myers, Florence Caldwell.
He leaves to cherish his memory two sons Donnie Williams and friend Mike Polek of Elliston, Doug and wife Gail Williams of McCoy; four step-daughters Patsy Martin of Radford, Mary Alice Lucas of Pearisburg, Frankie Whittaker of McCoy, Sally Stafford of Blacksburg; grandchildren Nichole (Brian) Davis of McCoy, Keith (Amy) Williams of McCoy; a great-grandson Tyler Davis of McCoy; a sister Fannie Myers of Hoges Chapel; several beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following at the Strother Williams Cemetery at Boyds Chapel near Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM. The family would like to send a special thanks to a niece Betty Jean Bean of Hopewell, Va for her special care to Tommy and to also thank Roanoke Memorial Hospital 12 West, Friendship Manor staff, and the staff at Southwest Virginia Cancer Center in Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.