OBITUARY

Paul Carter Williamson

August 4, 1964March 27, 2021
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Williamson, Paul Carter, 56, a longtime resident of Montgomery, died peacefully at home on Saturday March 27, 2021 after an illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Dan Williamson and Barbara Allen Williamson, his first wife Sandi Wright, sister Donna Williamson Duke, brother David Allen Williamson and father-in-law James G. Allen. He is survived by his wife of nearly 28 years, Pamela Allen Williamson; brother Mark Edgar Williamson, sister-in-law Kenny Williamson Keith (Ty), nephew Stephen Roberts, niece Amy Williamson Jenkins (Brandon), mother-in-law Sharon Allen, brothers in- law James Allen (Renee) and Jason Allen.

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama on August 4, 1964, graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1982 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Troy University in 1994. As a young man Paul joined the Civil Air Patrol which helped him fulfill his lifelong dream of joining the Air Force. He proudly served in the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron loading C-130 airplanes. He later discovered that computers were his true passion and was able to cross-train to become a Computer Programming Technician which brought him to the Standard Systems Center Air Force Computer Command on Maxwell-Gunter AFB. Paul met Pam while they both were volunteering for the Red Cross and they eloped on April 9, 1993 after dating for only 10 weeks. It’s fitting that Paul’s funeral fell on April’s Fools Day because he asked Pam to marry him on April 1st, but she thought he was joking. Paul retired in September 1993 at the rank of Technical Sergeant, and continued to work for the Air Force as a contractor and civil servant for several years. Paul continued to serve his community as a long-time leader of the Montgomery Ostomy Support Group and as an adult volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol that he loved so much as a youth.

Paul, known as “Coach” to his old friends, was a very funny guy who kept others laughing up to the end. He was smart and excelled at trivia and “Words with Friends” under the screenname "BamaGeek". Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveling with the military to Japan and Central America. On their many cruises Paul won several “Ship-on-a-stick” awards for trivia contests. Paul loved their regular beach trips even though he could only enjoy the view in recent years and some other memorable trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park.

There will be a chapel service held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday April 1, 2021 at 11am with pastor Patrick Riley officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30am to 11am in the chapel at Alabama Heritage. A private burial will follow at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. With Covid restrictions the military is not providing an honor guard. Pam’s former employees will serve as pallbearers in Montgomery: Kim Burch, Derek Garvin, Erik Ranstead, Joseph Hooper, Jared Jones and Antiwan Reuben and pallbearers at the VA National Cemetery will be lifelong friend and brother-in-law Ty Keith, brother-in-law Jason Allen, nephew Brandon Jenkins, friends Sherman Woods, Mark Lambert and Tommy Anderson. The Civil Air Patrol will be honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who want to honor Paul’s memory consider donating blood or money to Lifesouth or other organizations that Paul was involved with or whose mission was important to him: United Ostomy Associations of America, Civil Air Patrol - Alabama Wing, American Red Cross, CureHHT.org, Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama - Women in Blue Campaign and Colon Cancer Alliance.

The family would like to thank the staff at Baptist Hospice, Baptist South, Baptist East, UAB, Montgomery Cancer Center (Dr. Barnes team) and Dr. Carmelita Dejesus for their care of Paul over the years and most recently.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Rita Marquez

April 13, 2021

Paul was a great person to work with. We worked together at the Standard Systems Center. When our software development team was mandated to “go to Ada” as our programming language, replacing COBOL, we weren’t happy because our application didn’t lend itself well to Ada. We found a town in Alabama called Ada. We decided to take a field trip and “go to Ada.” We took this picture as a joke.

Renee Avery

April 7, 2021

Pam keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. A wonderful man gone too soon.

Beverly Allen White

April 4, 2021

Paul was not only my cousin he was my childhood friend. I have so many wonderful memories of the summers I would spend with the boys and Aunt Barbara. Paul would make me laugh until I cried. May you rest in peace. Tell the family that are in heaven hello! Love you! Bev

Carmelita Bruce

April 4, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathy to you, family, and friends ! Be assured I will keep all in my prayers. God Bless!

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Carol Holmgren

April 1, 2021

Pam, thinking of you. Hope you have some peace. When you have time lets talk.

Bobby Joe Fletcher

March 31, 2021

Paul was my roommate at Pope AFB. He was always funny, and a great guy. You'll be missed.

Barbara Buck

March 30, 2021

Paul was more to me than just another friend he was my HERO / MY BROTHER.. In high school he was always there for me on my bad days I could count on him to be there with a BIG SMILE and a off of the wall joke I will always keep all our good memories we shared close to my heart love you always ❤♥

Kay Anderson

March 30, 2021

How precious the memories of the Williamson boys .... just being boys , back in the “Crestwood” days ... we will never forget Paul’s smile ,his sense of humor and his love for his family and friends ....
So proud of the man he grew to be !

With love and fond memories,
Tom and Kay Anderson

Sharon Allen

March 30, 2021

Paul was the world’s best son in law. I often forget the in law part as he was like a son to me. I miss Paul but am so glad he is no longer suffering and that he is in heaven with loved ones who went before him. Thanks Paul for making Pam such a happy person.

Corrine Carter

March 30, 2021

I’m saddened to learn of Paul’s passing and my heart breaks for Pam.
Paul had such a zest for life and enjoyed everything he did with such passion. I have fond memories of playing countless games with him and Pam, enjoying and laughing with and at each other until the wee hours of the morning on many occasions. We enjoyed many great times together and I miss him and his wonderful sense of humor. May he Rest In Peace. Prayers being sent on behalf of Pam and his family.
With Sincere Sympathy,
CoCo

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Biography

Williamson, Paul Carter, 56, a longtime resident of Montgomery, died peacefully at home on Saturday March 27, 2021 after an illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Dan Williamson and Barbara Allen Williamson, his first wife Sandi Wright, sister Donna Williamson Duke, brother David Allen Williamson and father-in-law James G. Allen. He is survived by his wife of nearly 28 years, Pamela Allen Williamson; brother Mark Edgar Williamson, sister-in-law Kenny Williamson Keith (Ty), nephew Stephen Roberts, niece Amy Williamson Jenkins (Brandon), mother-in-law Sharon Allen, brothers in- law James Allen (Renee) and Jason Allen.

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama on August 4, 1964, graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1982 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Troy University in 1994. As a young man Paul joined the Civil Air Patrol which helped him fulfill his lifelong dream of joining the Air Force. He proudly served in the 3rd Mobile Aerial Port Squadron loading C-130 airplanes. He later discovered that computers were his true passion and was able to cross-train to become a Computer Programming Technician which brought him to the Standard Systems Center Air Force Computer Command on Maxwell-Gunter AFB where Pam’s mom Sharon happened to work as well. Paul retired March 1, 1993 at the rank of Technical Sergeant, and continued to work for the Air Force as a contractor and civil servant for several years. Paul met Pam while they both were volunteering for the Red Cross and they eloped on April 9, 1993 after dating for only 10 weeks. It’s fitting that Paul’s funeral fell on April’s Fools Day because he asked Pam to marry him on April 1st, but she thought he was joking. Paul continued to serve his community as a long-time leader of the Montgomery Ostomy Support Group and as an adult volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol that he loved so much as a youth.

Paul, also known as “Coach” to his old friends, was a very funny guy who made others laugh up to the end. He was smart and excelled at trivia and “Words with Friends” under the screenname "BamaGeek". Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends and traveling with the military sending him to Japan and Central America. Paul won several “Ship-on-a-stick” awards for trivia contests on their many cruises. Paul loved their trips to the beach even though he could just enjoy the view in recent years and some memorable trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park.