John Paul Williams

September 14, 1962May 12, 2020

John Paul Williams born September 14, 1962 in Moline, Illinois to Wilbur Williams (Deceased) and Sandra Fugate (West) passed away at the age of 57 on May 12, 2020 in Rome, Georgia. John resided in Calhoun, Georgia and is survived by his wife Mary Willams. John was a mighty man of Jehovah God. John is in the loving arms of God and will be missed greatly. He will forever be in our hearts. He loved fishing, target shooting, spending time at the ocean, NASCAR, and national history. John enlisted in the Army on December 27, 1979 at the age of 17. He was stationed in Panama as an infantryman. John separated from the Army at the completion of his enlistment on October 21, 1985. While in military he was married and had a son Eric Williams. After a short time, that marriage ended in divorce. He was a long time resident of Independence, Missouri. He went to school to be an alignment specialist and mechanic. This career enhanced the love he already had for racing. He built race cars and raced as number 26 at many venues in Missouri. John became a semi truck driver in 1999. He switched careers to be able to travel the United States and see all the beauty across the country. In June 2006, he met Mary. It was an instant bonding that will always remain. They were married on November 18, 2009. They built a wonderful life together. John deeply loved and was deeply loved back by his new family. This includes his step children Angela Coughran, James Glenn, Christine Francis, Nathan Coughran, Carol Abbott, and Jason Francis. He also was loved by his grand children Samantha, Natalie, Amanda, Nathan, and Patrick. John was overjoyed with the arrival of his first great grand son Simon in March 2020. John has siblings Deborah Lalik, Dale Williams, Greg Williams, and Dennis Williams. He had one nephew Kyle. He has a brother-in-law Earl Lalik and sister-in-law Ronda Williams. John will receive a military memorial and his ashes inurned at Georgia National Cemetery. The date of the ceremony will take place at a later date to be determined after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.


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Mary Williams

May 26, 2020

I was so blessed to have John for a husband. Although it was a short time, 13 1/2 years,it was such a loving and fun time. We spent almost every day together. He taught me that real deep love is possible. I will forever love and miss him. He was my prayer partner, we talked of spiritual matters daily. He had a heart to help others. Love and be nice to each other.You never know when that person will be gone. I love you John. See you soon. We will be in heaven together.I miss you so much. Thank you for loving me. Your loving wife Mary

Gregory Williams

May 18, 2020

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall" - Confucious.
"Brother John"- Thank You, for always being there
Leading when needing direction in Life
Encouraging Me thru Journeys
Or Standing at my side when faced with Challenges.
For this and more You will be missed and Forever in my heart.
Love Ya Brother!

Christine Francis

May 18, 2020

St Augustine Lighthouse

Christine Francis

May 18, 2020

Daytona was fun. Many memories. It will be awhile before I can go back. This is too hard. I love you

Cindy McDannald

May 17, 2020

To my sweet Aunt Mary and family and friends of John I am truely sorry for your loss. Aunt Mary I wish I could take your pain away. John was a nice man and he gave my Aunt the true Love she deserved and I thank him for that. I will pray God carries everyone through this difficult time. I Love you Aunt Mary. Memories become your best treasure.
Love Cindy

Sandra Fugate

May 16, 2020

As a Mom I made many mistakes. When John found GOD he forgave me and blessed me with acceptance and unconditional love. My heart is full of memories that I would love to share with you - there isn't enough room. My favorite is watching John fall in love with Mary. She is truly John's soul mate. John often told me that he could not imagine life without her ( we couldn't imagine life without him either). John called me often, he had this goofy way of saying "Hello Mother Dear" that always made me laugh. The first Christian song he shared with me was "I Can Only Imagine " I think of him every time I hear it. Mary, your loss is also felt by everyone who knew John . I Love You and Thank you for making my son happy.

Lola and Dan Towne

May 16, 2020

My husband and I only met John a couple of times. He was a nice quiet man. He will be missed. Deborah is married to my baby brother. Deborah always spoke fondly of John. Mary I know it is hard Right now, just rely on God he is always walking with you. May God help the family through this. Just take time to grieve and know we will all be together when it is our time.

Suzanne Eaton

May 16, 2020

It is hard to loose your best friend, partner, soulmate I pray God and time will get you through.1 Thess: The lord will descend from heaven with a shout,with the voice of the archangel,with the trump of God.And the dead in Christ will rise first.Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up
Together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.And we shall always be with the Lord.So hold on to this consolation.We will see John again and be together forever with our Lord,Jesus

Gary Eaton

May 16, 2020

I did not know John long but we liked each other the minute we met my heart still breaking .Mary I know your heart is breaking but we have this constellation we will see him you

Deborah Lalik

May 15, 2020

My brother John. I always called him John Paul. When he would call he’d say ‘Hello Debbie’ He was the oldest of my four brothers. John was not a man of many words but his actions showed he cared. In his own way he was always looking after me. John was quiet, kind and sensitive something he always tried to hide. I will miss you John Paul. Forever grateful for the time I had with you.


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