Pete Williams

December 18, 1950June 5, 2018

Pete Williams, 67, of Boiling Spring Lakes passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia after a valiant 3 ½ year fight with cancer.

Mr. Williams was born December 18, 1950, son of the late Norlie Williams and Ruby Williams Britt. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served on the USS San Diego for most of his service. He was able to reconnect with many of his Navy buddies at their biannual reunions. Pete was known by others as having a huge personality that always put a smile on their face. He adored his family and enjoyed playing cards and board games with them. He was a hard worker and loved camping and fishing. Pete was enthusiastic about just loving life and being around friends and family especially his grandchildren. During some of his chemotherapy treatments Pete enjoyed the therapy dogs that would stop by for a visit to brighten his day.

Survivors include his wife Susan Williams of Boiling Spring Lakes; children, Scott Williams and wife Angela of Wilmington, and Ryan Williams of Boiling Spring Lakes; brothers, Dickie Williams and wife Joe Ann of St. Pauls, Austin Williams and wife Gwen of Grey’s Creek, and Alan Britt of Durham; sister, Sharon Paul and husband Tom of Oak Island; two loving grandchildren, Bryson and Alexandra Williams; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews he loved dearly.

A gathering of friends will be held at 11am Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Boiling Spring Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, 3052 George II Highway, Southport, NC 28461 or Zimmer Cancer Clinic, 2131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.


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Julia Brigman

June 12, 2018

Pete was such a funny & happy person! We went to Gray's Creek together with Austin which was in my class! Our school was very small but all of us were very close! I have such great memories of Pete & Austin! Pete loved to dance & at my 13 birthday party he was such a teaser (good kind) & I have pictures of him dancing!

To all his Family I know what a loss it is and I share in your grief! I will lift you up and pray for God to comfort you in your time of sorrow!

Dave Wilson

June 9, 2018

Knowing and working with Pete “HOWIE” Williams for over 20 years, an incredible bond evolved that will continue on even if only in spirit. As I express this, I maintain a smile on my face as I think back to our trips and interactions together at our customers. Howie was blessed with a sense of humor that always kept us laughing or shaking our heads.
Getting beyond his Humor, Howie was down to earth humble man with a big heart. Always willing to help out any in given situation we encountered.
As you make this one last final trip, I thank you for being a friend, a brother all these years.
Going to miss you! Love You Man!
My condolences to Susan and family, Wishing each day forward brings comfort and peace. God Bless!

Dick Dummar

June 8, 2018

Pete was one of those old friends that you don't talk to for years, but in just five minutes you are laughing and all the years melt away.
He will be dearly missed. With each memory I will smile.

Jessica Franks Hair

June 8, 2018

I'm so sorry Susan, Scott, and Ryan. Also to Austin, Dicky, & Sharron. My heart is very heavy for you all. Pete was always a good time guy with a HUGE HEART and happy smile!! I have him to thank for introducing my parents!! He will be greatly missed but never forgotten and now is at peace and whole again in the arms of our Almighty God! love Jessica Franks Hair and family!

Gordon Smith

June 8, 2018

Rest in peace Shipmate. Pete was a friend from day one. A never ending source of Sea Stories that will always be cherished. My sympathy to Susan and his family. Susan, I never had the pleasure of meeting you or any of your family personally but feel I know many from the loving stories he shared, especially of his grandchildren.

As a fellow Navy man Pete and I enjoyed the friendly banter referring to each other as Old Shipmates. I always looked forward to Pete's next visit to NT Window and had always hoped to be able to visit one last time before his passing.

Pete - You will be greatly missed "Old Shipmate"!

Gordon Smith (USN Retired)

Kathy Williams Craig

June 8, 2018

Pete was more than my cousin. He was my friend! I still remember high school typing class. I remember how he loved Math and I hated it! He would spend his free time in Mrs. Howard's room sharing math problems.
Then one of the greatest things Pete ever did was to introduce me to a sweet Louisiana boy that became my husband and the father of my children. Thank you Pete, for your gift to me! Now I pray you and Ron and daddy are in heaven swapping tales of the sea.
For you Susan and everyone that love Pete, God is the answer!! His grace is sufficient!! My love to you all. Kathy

Kathy and Jim Hickey

June 8, 2018

I met Pete in Fayetteville, NC many years ago when his sister Sharon and my brother Tom lived there. Over the years, Jim and I would see him when we visited Sharon and Tom. He was always so welcoming and made you feel like family. His humor and wonderful outlook will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Susan and family for the strength to face the days ahead. We know Pete will be smiling down, urging them on.

Scott Channell

June 7, 2018

I would like to pass along our heart felt condolences and prayer to all of you. I have known Pete for better than 20 years as a customer of Chelsea's and like many, even though our paths crossed for work, I considered Pete a friend. He will be truly missed.

Scott Channell and the entire National Vinyl family

Wendy OBrien

June 7, 2018

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we heard of Pete's passing. He was instrumental in assisting with the start up of our Kolbe vinyl line in Manawa, WI back in 1997-1998. What a fun, loving person that brought a smile to every one's face every time we had the privilege of working with him.

Pete and his family remain in our thoughts and prayers. His memory will forever brings smiles to our face every time we think of him. May those memories remain forever etched in your hearts.

With deep sympathy,
Wendy O'Brien
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork - Manawa Location

Philip Marshall

June 7, 2018

I had the PLEASURE of working with Pete at Chelsea for over 20 years. He was more than a co-worker to us, he was "family". Not only was he an excellent Technical Resources for us here at Chelsea, but he supported many of our customers aiding them in manufacturing efficiencies. If we had a customer that needed manufacturing help...Pete was their guy! And they all very much looked forward to him and his visits, as did we here in Oakmont ...
Not so much for his technical expertise, but mostly Pete would make you laugh! Man do we have some good "Pete Williams" stories. Some "G" rated...many were NOT. Pete was one person you always looked forward to spending time with. I am sad that we can't do that anymore. But great memories! He left us and his family much too soon. He is truly missed. My sympathy to Susan and his family whom he talked about very much, and was very proud of his boys. Truly a "Great Guy"!