George Thaddeus Williams

April 6, 1938June 16, 2021

COLUMBIA - George “Thad” Williams, 83, of Columbia, SC, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Thad was a tax lawyer with the Department of Justice and was in private practice as a lawyer in Sumter and Columbia. He retired after a long career with Clinton Mills where he served as CEO and CFO.

He is survived by his son, T. Russell Williams (Heidi); daughters, Virginia C. Williams and Cecilia W. Powell (Todd); grandchildren, Sophie Williams and Lillian Powell; sisters, Mary Ellen Bishop, Joanne Harrison and Jeanne Mitchell. He was predeceased by his brother, T. Vance Williams.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Elmwod Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family.

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Laura Quattlebaum

June 19, 2021

Uncle Thad was a great man. As the “cousins” grew up together Thad would give us advice and fun facts, and I distinctly recall him sitting in his sister’s kitchen giving us a critique of our Sunday outfits. He was a riot! Always fun to banter with. I will miss him.

David Brown

June 18, 2021

Virginia, Cecilia, and Russell, I was sad last night when I received the news about Thad. I was already at Clinton Mills when Thad arrived. We always got along with each other, and he liked to make comments about my "long" hair in the early 70's. We were also in the Kiwanis Club in Clinton, and I rented his A-Frame house on Lake Greenwood in the summer of 82. I've seen him 2 or 3 times since the Clinton Mills days, and just talked with him on the phone about 2 months ago. This is a tough time to lose a Father; I lost my Father the week before Father's Day in 84. Our prayers are with all the family members. David & Joyce Brown

Veta Christy

June 16, 2021

Thad was my friend for 31 years. I knew I could count on him for counsel in times of need and just a good laugh when needed. I’m also proud that we could negotiate our profound political differences, he a Republican, I a Democrat, over those 31 years. It wasn’t always easy but true friendship always won out. I will miss him but know in my heart he will always be there challenging me , laughing with me and ready to argue his point. I love you my dear friend.