Gary Christopher “Mr. G.” Williams, 64, fell asleep in death Friday morning, Feb. 28, 2020. He was born Nov. 22, 1955, in Brooklyn, New York.
Most of his formative years and schooling was in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. After completing high school, Gary entered the military for three years, followed by three years in the reserves. He worked at the Newport News Shipyard for over 25 years as a pipefitter, while also acquiring other skills.
Gary was married to the late former Sandra Washington Banks of Williamsburg for five years.
Many people were drawn to his easy-going and laid-back disposition, and even more drawn to how well he cooked. He could make a mean chicken pot pie or chicken and dumplings that would melt in your mouth. Fishing was another favorite hobby of Gary’s, as well as deep-sea fishing that he occasionally enjoyed with the guys. He enjoyed listening to music and attending jazz festivals. He came from a large family who he loved dearly, and, who in turn, loved him.
Gary leaves fond memories with his beloved mother, JoAn Temple; sister, Carlissa “Lisa” Williams; brother, Vince Temple; nephew, Grant Temple; niece, Gabrielle Temple; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at Whiting’s Chapel. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 12:30 p.m. Mr. Williams may be viewed two hours prior to his service at the funeral home.
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