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Donnie Williams

October 11, 1944 — November 28, 2023

Paris, TN

Donnie Williams, age 79 of Paris, TN, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at his residence.

 

Donnie worked at the TVA garage in Paris,TN while completing a 4 year apprenticeship program to become a gas and diesel mechanic. After 28 years of service with TVA, he retired at the age of 50 as a Machinist Foreman at the New Johnsonville Steam Plant.  After retirement, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, spending time with family and friends, especially grandchildren/great-grandchildren, planning high school reunions, riding his Harley, and more. Donnie loved people and interacting with others. He always had a smile to share, a joke to tell, and/or a hug to give no matter where he was. He met no strangers and will be greatly missed.

 

He was born October 11, 1944 in Paris, TN to the late Jack Beale Williams and the late Alma Lee Kimbel Williams.

 

Donnie was married on June 17th, 1966 to Lila Cathey Williams who survives of Paris.  He is also survived by two daughters, Cathey Williams of Paris, TN and Nicci (Adrian) Harrod of Paris, TN; nine grandchildren, Lidia (Cody) Ferrell, Caden Martin, Corban Winston, Shaun Harrod, Jordan (Abigail) Harrod, Davy Harrod, Aiden Harrod, Janna Harrod, and Jesse Harrod; two great grandchildren, Lila and Laney Ferrell; two nieces, Vicky Stoope, and Patty Bell; one nephew, Scotty (Tammy) Collins; and several great nieces and nephews.

 

Besides his parents, Donnie was also preceded in death by his sister, Regina Lattimer.

 

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Memorial visitation will be Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Tennessee Valley Community Church, 2500 E. Wood St, Paris, TN from 1 – 4 pm.  A celebration of life will be at 4:00 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Tennessee Valley Community Church with Bro. Steve Gallimore officiating.

 

Honorary pallbearers are too plentiful to name. Throughout his life, there were so many close to him. The family was unable to narrow it down. Donnie loved his friends.

 

Memorials may be made in Donnie’s memory to the American Heart Association 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or www.heart.org/donate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, December 3, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church

2500 E Wood St, Paris, TN 38242

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

TVCC-Tennessee Valley Community Church

2500 E Wood St, Paris, TN 38242

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