Brian Edward Williams

September 15, 1960November 8, 2018
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Brian Edward Williams, 58, of Jacksonville/Tampa passed away on November 8, 2018. Survivors include his soulmate, best friend & wife of 23 years, Connie; children, Alex Scott and wife Melissa, Ally Williams, and Katie Williams; “adopted children,” PJ Blair and Alexis Wilson; sisters, Mary Beth Roach, Kathleen Hall and husband Don, and Cecelia Garcia and husband Manny; grandchildren, Kameron and Kaydence; his furry companions, Shyla, Rosie, Colbie, and Jake; and many other extended family members and good friends. He is followed by his dear canine companion of 13 years, Roxy May. He was born on September 15, 1960 in Queens, NY to Edward and Pat (Rooney) Williams. A dedicated employee of Southwest Airlines for over 33 years – he lived by “The Golden Rule.” Over the years, Brian and Connie have lived in multiple cities all over the country , Tampa being the latest. A Celebration of his Life will be held from 2:00PM to 6:00PM, November 14 at the Blount & Curry Funeral Homes, Oldsmar/West Hillsborough Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Drive, Tampa. Casual dress is preferred. Music fans should wear any band shirts that Brian would have rocked out to & any Jacksonville Jaguars fans are encouraged to wear a jersey in Brian’s memory. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis Animal Rescue ( in Brian's memory.


  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Laura Childs

November 18, 2018

Dear Connie and Family,
I have tried to come up with the perfect thing to say about such a super guy in order to try to give you some comfort, but there are just no words. I will miss Brian number 1 very much. He was a wonderful friend, coworker, debater, cook and over all an awesome person!!! Today, Bryan and I will be on the Jaguars field holding the American flag and I will be thinking of Brian. Who knows? Maybe he can pull some strings and we can win! You know he will if he can. In the meantime my thoughts are with you and please don't hesitate to reach out if I or Bryan can do anything.

Jane Jones

November 13, 2018

Brian will always be a positive memory for me. My husband was Randy Jones who passed away in August. Many years ago he worked with Brian and thought the world of him. Randy always said Brian was so intelligent and he thought of him as the "whizz kid".

jill nelson sommer

November 13, 2018

Connie and family;

I will remember Brian as being a great guy and loved to have fun. I will never forget when Brian and Connie met and the love he had for you. Hold on to all the wonderful memories and know you will see him again one day.

Quote from the ABQ Center: Note to the Ops log! Connie, I will never forget it.

Armando Ramirez

November 12, 2018

Brian was always making sure everyone felt welcomed. He had a soft heart for his friends and family. A partier he was as well. Brian was well know for his Lemon drop shots/Martinees. We had the best times in Salt Lake City (URC). Farewell my Amigo! Know that your spirit will remain in all those you touched.

Lynne and Doug Osing

November 12, 2018

Dear Connie, kids, and all of Brian’s family- our hearts are broken. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers for peace and comfort. We have to share that you and Brian are in our conversations often especially every (and I mean every) summer at the lake. How could we not remember that fabulously fun day on the lake with you two in the rickety old boat (olive green tri-haul with the 4 fishing boat seats attached to one piece of plywood- ring a bell?) Omygoodness- we laughed and laughed that day. It even rained on us too. My dear Connie - we love you and are sending hugs while loving the memories of knowing Brian. ❤️

Renee Atkerson

November 12, 2018

Connie, my heart aches for you and the kids. I would see Brian whenever I came through a city you were in and he was working the gate. He always had a smile and kind words! I always ask about you, and he loved sharing about you and the kids! He was so proud of his family and loved you all so much.

I wish I could be there to give you a hug! Please know that my heart will be there, as well as my prayers for you and the family. God bless you as you navigate through this sorrowful time. You are loved!!

Irma Martinez

November 11, 2018

Connie, my deepest condolences to you all , I never got an opportunity to meet Brian, I know that he was a very loving person, a family man. I saw alot of pictures, his smile was very bright & beautiful, I will hold you all in you always Irma Martinez..

Karen Denburger

November 11, 2018

Connie and family, my heart breaks for all, wish I could be there to give you a loving hug and tell you how sorry I am for your loss, know it hurts so much. Please know that your family love you, and have you in our thoughts and prayers! Love you, Aunt Karen