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Evan Tucker Williams

October 9, 1989June 1, 2020
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Sgt Evan Tucker Williams, USMC October 9, 1989 – June 1, 2020 It is with extremely heavy hearts that the family of Evan Tucker Williams, 6610 Hunters Glen Dr, Knoxville, TN announce his passing on June 1, 2020. Tucker was a beloved son, brother, fiancé, grandson, nephew, cousin, brother-in-arms and great friend to many. He is survived by his parents Jim and Kara Williams, Rome, GA; brother & sister-in-law Walker & Megan Williams, Warner Robins, GA; fiancée Kaitlyn Christenbury, Knoxville, TN; grandparents Bob & Loraine Tucker, Rome, GA; Nancy Williams, Fernandina Beach, FL; Dr Jim Williams Jr, Fernandina Beach, FL; aunts, uncles and their spouses – Bobby Tucker, Rome, GA; Matt Williams, Fernandina Beach, FL; Jim & Anna Ruth Flagg, Cartersville, GA; Adam & Dr Tammy Williams, Atlanta, GA; Russell & Rachel Edwards, Cartersville, GA and Jarrett & Amy Potts, Cary, NC and cousins – Samuel Flagg, Christabel Flagg, Abby Potts, Emma Potts, Jarrett Potts, Olivia Potts, Anna Scoggins, Chloe Edwards, Emma Edwards, Madison Tucker, Bo Tucker, Zoie Armstrong, Grace Williams and Lola Williams and many, many friends to whom we are grateful for the outpouring of love. Sergeant Tucker Williams served in the USMC February 8, 2010 – December 3, 2017. Served in Operation Enduring Freedom, Helmund province, Upper Sangin Valley, Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan. Tucker was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart. Tucker’s other military achievements include Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Nato Medal – ISAF Afghanistan, Armed Forces Reserve Medal “M”, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Expert Rifle Qualification. Tucker was the Academic Honor Graduate of his Basic Combat Engineering Class. Tucker attended Johnson Elementary, Berry College Middle School, graduated from Rome High School in 2008 and attended Georgia Southern University. In high school Tucker was an All Area Honorable Mention Wrestler for his Junior and Senior Seasons. Tucker was an avid gun enthusiast, black diamond snowboarder, played guitar, enjoyed fishing, hunting, cars and motorcycles, but most of all he was a true friend to many people. His laugh and wit will be immeasurably missed. Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Daniels Funeral Home Rome, GA has charge of funeral services. Due to Covid19 restrictions, we must have an outdoor service. Gravesite services will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Garden, 1 Church St SE, Rome, GA on Monday, June 8th at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in memory of Tucker Williams to the Semper Fi Fund, Wounded Warriors, or Folds of Honor.

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    Monday, June 8, 2020

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Lexi Skyrme

June 8, 2020

The impression that you made on everyone’s heart is everlasting. You are loved and will be missed by so many.

Claire Howard

June 7, 2020

Dear Kara, Jimmy, Walker and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss of Tucker. Even in middle school it was obvious that he was going to make a difference in the world. I will always remember his kind, cheerful demeanor and his smile that could always brighten one's day! All of us at Berry Middle School were aware of his desire to join the military and to fight terrorism, and sure enough he made America proud! There is no way that I can fathom what you all are going through, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Claire Howard

Kris Harmon

June 7, 2020

I'm incredibly sad to hear of Tucker's loss. To his family, he was a good Marine and squad leader, and an even finer person. He never failed to get a laugh out of the Marines of his platoon while his experience and knowledge as a combat engineer was invaluable to those around him and he never hesitated to pass on. I'll never forget his unfailing smile which was always a source of friendly comfort to all of us who served with him. He will be greatly missed.

Semper Fidelis,
Kris Harmon

Mary Jo Benner

June 5, 2020

Kara and Jimmy, You have been on my mind since I heard about the loss of Tucker. I have had the pleasure of meeting him just once but he was the kind of young man you don't easily forget. I am so very sorry that he was taken from you and I will pray for peace and comfort as you navigate throught this difficult and painful time. Hugs, Mary Jo

Ruth Ann Beaudrot

June 5, 2020

Kara, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Julie McCormick

June 5, 2020

Kara, you probably don’t remember me but I remember you. I grew up with and then taught with Anna Ruth in our early years. Our families also know each other from Shannon. I have been following the story of Tucker this week and I just had to tell you how very heartbroken I am for you and your family. It is the absolute nightmare of every mother and father to lose a child. I am praying for you as you grieve your beautiful son and will continue to do so. May God grant you peace that only He can provide. In His love, Julie McCormick

Chris Hanna

June 5, 2020

Tucker was a vibrant part of the Tennessee chapter of MEJ. He is missed by countless other car enthusiasts both in the USA and beyond.

Jimmy Holbrook

June 5, 2020

Tucker was clearly a great guy that made the people around him happy, and showed sincere friendship without hesitation to many, including my son, Drew. I know that Drew misses his friend terribly. Prayers for all of Tucker’s family and friends. May God bless you all during this time of grief.

Josh Bertram

June 5, 2020

Words can’t even begin to describe how much I wish you were still here. Whenever I would go to a car meet and didn’t know anybody, you were always one of the few people I would talk to. You have been nothing but kind to me since the first day we met, and that’s something I will always be eternally grateful for. This world needs more people like you. I’ll see you soon. Till Valhalla, brother. ❤️

Holly Skyrme

June 4, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss will keep you and your family in my prayers

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