OBITUARY

Michael David Williams

September 13, 1958December 30, 2020

WILLIAMS, Michael “Mike” D., age 62 of Foley, AL passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Michael began life September 13, 1958 in Beavercreek, OH, son of William E. “Bill” Williams and Marilyn K. (Leach) Williams. As a youth he enjoyed playing baseball and football but as a teenager switched his focus from sports to attending church after becoming saved at Dayton Baptist Temple. After high school, he pursued his Bachelor in Pastoral Theology, Hyles-Anderson College, Crown Point, IN. After graduation, he came back to Dayton to teach at Temple Christian School and to work part-time at his brother’s business, Minuteman Press. Later, he taught high-school at Middletown Christian School, Middletown, OH. All the while, he had a yearning to become a doctor so while continuing to teach he earned his Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. He was accepted by multiple medical schools and decided on Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL. He graduated in 1991 with a Doctor of Osteopathy. He did his Intern and Family Practice Residency at University Community Hospital/Centurion Hospital, Tampa, FL. During his medical career between 1995-2002, he practiced in Fort Myers, FL and Monticello, KY. Between 2003-2010, Michael took a break from medicine and taught high-school at Temple Heights Christian School, Tampa, FL and Grace Christian School, Valrico, FL. He inspired many students to pursue their dreams. In 2011, he completed a Fellowship in Behavioral Health, The University of Alabama, Dept. Of Psychiatry, Tuscaloosa, AL. He and his wife, Karen, settled in a quaint town of Foley, AL and accepted a position at Foley Family Practice and recently switched to American Family Care in Fairhope, AL. Dr. Michael Williams was best known for his bedside manner and expertise. He dedicated his life to serving others. Although, a busy family practice doctor; he did reserve time for adventure. In Monticello, KY he owned and raced a late model Monte Carlo with his wife, mom, uncle and nephews as his pit crew. What a hoot! In addition to racing, he enjoyed taking flying lessons in his 1960 Cessna 172. Other adventures during vacations included flying in a World War II aircraft, riding in race cars and enjoying the Arizona scenery from a hot air balloon ride. Most recently, he fulfilled his lifelong bucket list item of skydiving from an aircraft at 18,000 ft. At home, he cruised the backroads on his Harley-Davidson Lowrider motorcycle. Michael’s legacy continues in the lives he touched here on Earth. He was preceded in death by his parents William E. “Bill” Williams & Marilyn K. (Leach) Williams; grandparents William L. & Nellie Dimple Williams; Sherman & Ruby Leach; and an uncle, David Williams. Michael is survived by his loving wife Karen of 37 years; his daughter Heidi Williams and two grandchildren, Natalie & Samantha all of Beavercreek; son and daughter-in-law Matthew & Terri Williams of Xenia, step-grandchildren Alicia and Greg, step-great-grandchildren Emma, Jacob, and Gregory Matthew; brothers Terry & Linda Williams of Sarasota, FL; Tim & Vicki Williams of Beavercreek; brothers-in-law Paul Gray of Winterset, OH and David & Darlene Gray of Wintersville, OH; two aunts, Joyce Barry & Carolyn Hamilton and one uncle, Gary Williams, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11 AM at Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek, Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road with Pastor Jerry Siler officiating. Interment will follow at Beaver Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10AM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com. Mike will forever be in our hearts.

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Kathy Wood

January 19, 2021

Dr. Williams was one of the sweetest people I've ever met. He treated my entire family. He was always so kind and always explained everything so well. I'll never forget the day he talked to my grandson about flying when he found out Leighton wanted to fly airplanes. So sweet. We will miss him so much. His kindness to our family will never be forgotten. My prayers are with you all.

Dena Vance

January 9, 2021

I knew him as Mr. Williams, as he was my sixth grade teacher at Temple Christian. He always talked about his kids and then the second half of the school year, we all noticed he started spending a lot of time hanging outside of Miss Gray’s classroom and talking about her as well! He helped me through a very dark time in my family’s history; not overwhelming with his words, but getting down to an 11-year Old’s level of understanding. I will never forget that.

Dena Vance
Temple Christian School

Ally Best

January 7, 2021

Dr. Williams has touched many hearts. I was 16 and scared to go to the doctor and he made me comfortable and was very kind and considerate. He was such a great person and I am grateful to have known him.

Tammy Shutt

January 6, 2021

I am heartbroken to have just learned the passing of Dr.Williams.I was one of his first patients when he came into the Foley,Ala area.My husband and I and other family members admired him.He was such caring doctor.I was known there by him and his staff on a first name bases.I pray for his family ,friends and his patients that thought so highly of him.Dr.Williams you are gonna be missed by us all.May you rest in peace. Sincerely, Tammy Walter's Shutt

Claudia Ritter

January 6, 2021

Tim,
I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. May he rest in peace, and be reunited with your mom and dad.

Claudia Ritter
Tipp City, OH

Lisa Wolcott

January 6, 2021

I remember my cousin Mike and my mom at Thanksgiving for years would argue jokingly who was going to get all the whip cream for their pumpkin pie, so funny.
Also I remember going to his races when he decided to become a race car driver in which was a lot of fun. Mike you are loved and missed by so many. You were and always was a great cousin. Love you!

Jamie Sacco

January 5, 2021

Dr Williams became our doctor when we moved to foley in 2014. After telling him that I moved from Illinois that is when I learned about his time spent in Illinois also. He was such an amazing doctor and just extremely intelligent about so many things. He was so great at talking with my children and he always seemed to throw some sort of fun fact or other interesting knowledge into his conversation with us. He will be greatly missed.

Shauna White

January 5, 2021

I live in Foley, Al. My family and I are devastated to hear of the passing of Dr. William's. On so many occasions he's been there for my children, grandchildren, myself & just recently took staples out of my husband's chest following his DBS surgery. He was always attentive and very accurate when dealing with any of us. He was a true blessing to our community and will be remembered and missed dearly. To his family I along with my family send my sincerest condolences for you all have suffered a great loss. You all are in my prayers.

Pam Gregory

January 5, 2021

He was such a kind man! He was my doctor while in Monticello! Always caring and understanding! He sure cared about his patients! I am so very sorry to hear this and send many prayers for the family!

Gregory Hicklen

January 5, 2021

Mike, Terry and I attended the same high school. I invited Terry to come to church and he got saved. Soon after Mike also came to church and got saved. Mike also was a hard worker on my bus route. Mike really loved souls and wanted to see them get saved. I will greatly miss Mike and know that I will see him again some day in Heaven. We love you and miss you Mike.

FROM THE FAMILY