Gary Alan Williams passed away on Thursday, January 6 in Huntsville at the age of sixty.

A funeral occurred on Saturday, January 8 at First Baptist of Georgiana.

Reverend Allen Stevenson and Reverend Randy Harvill officiated.

Burial followed at Union Cemetery.

Gary was a 1980 graduate of South Butler Academy in Georgiana. He was also a graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

As an undergraduate, he served as the president of the University of Alabama Baptist Student Union. He also served as the Alabama state Baptist Student Union president.

Additionally, he played trombone in the Alabama Million Dollar Band and participated in many quartets, ensembles, and choral groups at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and at the University of Alabama BSU.

Gray was an outstanding athlete in high school.

He played football at South Butler Academy and was a big component of the Raiders’ 1978 state championship football team. He also ran track and played baseball and basketball at South Butler.

For many years, Gary worked as a mechanical engineer at Redstone Arsenal and for major defense contractors such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC, where he participated in many significant projects including work on a missile defense system.

Gary’s parents Charles and Jo Williams precede him in death.

His brother Mike Williams and his wife Robbie Williams, sister Alesia Griswold and her husband Paul Griswold survive him.

Furthermore, his nephew Michael Williams and his wife Shelby, nephew Tyler Griswold and his wife Lily and nephew Josh Williams and his wife Allison survive him.

Additionally, his niece Lauren Griswold, nephew Carey Williams and his wife Morgan, niece Amanda Griswold, nephew Daniel Griswold, great nephews Jackson and Luke Williams and Rainer Griswold and many cousins survive him.