Oren Michael Williams Jr.

June 24, 1928December 25, 2020

Oren Michael Williams, Jr., age 92, of Nashville died on December 25, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Katherine Rose Sensing Williams, and daughter Pamela Susan Kuhn. He is survived by three children, Oren Michael Williams, III (Joshua Palmer); Mary Frances Osteen (Richard Osteen); and John Winsett Williams (Shellah Threet). He had six grandchildren, Paul Nichols Worley, Jr.; Katherine Corinne Osteen; Ashley Worley Spencer; Elizabeth Neeley Osteen; James Jernigan Sanders, IV; and Richard Blake Osteen, Jr.; and six great grandchildren, Jackson Spencer; Oliver; Tripp Osteen; Logan Spencer; Luke Spencer; and Nora Osteen.

He was the son of the late Oren Michael Williams, Sr., and Mary Frances Yocum Williams.

Mr. Williams was a member of the Church of our Saviour of Gallatin, TN. He maintained a farm in the Bethpage community of Sumner County along with his family residence in Nashville.

A native of Nashville, he was born on June 24, 1928. He attended Hillsboro High School, Woodmont School, and graduated Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Mr. Williams was an executive with family-owned Nashville Surgical Supply Company & Wilson-Quick Drug Stores, and their successor firms, until his retirement in 1987. He served 20 years in the Tennessee National Guard, retiring with the rank of Colonel.

Please contribute to the Church of Our Saviour, Gallatin, TN, 37066 He will be greatly missed.


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B J Reich

December 31, 2020

He was my company comander . Worked many tank ranges with him. Good memories.

Lance Crawford

December 30, 2020

Lance and Clark Crawford and families offer our thought and prayers to all the Williams family for the loss of " the Colonel" ( as our Mom use to call him). Thinking of you all. God bless.

Dolly Jane Prenzel

December 29, 2020

Oren Williams, larger than life. I had the pleasure of working with him at Vanderbilt University, where he charmed each of his many customers. Oren was a prince among his competitors. I would love to see him, laughing his way down the hall, just one more time! Godspeed, Oren. You made the world a better place.

Judy Williams

December 29, 2020

Condolences to the Williams family, especially to Michael, my former neighbor.

Catherine Sinks

December 28, 2020

Col. Williams lived next door and was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He was so kind to us and many times invited me to his home to look at military photos, books and records. He had such a great sense of humor, and my husband and he shared a special banter. I loved hearing him tell stories from years past, especially those of his family & heritage. We will miss him greatly!!

Raymond Thomasson

December 28, 2020

I remember fondly Mr. Williams and his late wife and his parents quite well.
A man who loved his country, his military service and his business and customers. A tough but fair man.
I extend sincere condolences, particularly to his son, my childhood friend and classmate, Michael Williams III and his partner Joshua Palmer.

Mary Smythe

December 28, 2020

I so enjoyed seeing Mr. Williams at the Green Hills YMCA and would look for him every time I was there. I've missed seeing him this past year. He & I would tease each other good-naturedly (usually about politics), and he always showed an interest in my travels and would ask to see photos. His was a larger-than-life presence. My condolences to his family and friends.