Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Ballard Chapel for Gerald E. Williams, 85, who passed Wednesday, September 18, 2013, peacefully at home. Bob Maples, Pastor of United Church of Roswell will be officiating. Gerald will be buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, September 23, 2013.
Gerald was born August 20, 1928, in Roby, Texas, to Elbert and Alma Scott Williams. Both parents preceded him in death.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol Williams, of Roswell; son Jerry Williams; daughter-in-law Lela; grandchildren: Amanda and husband, Sy, of Artesia, NM, Tyler and wife, Adriene, of Ft. Worth, TX, Kayala and fiancé, Jacob, of Albuquerque, NM, Mike and wife, Stacie, of Houston, TX, Danny and wife, Ashley, of Hobbs, NM; brother Joe and wife, Idell, of Carlsbad, NM; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 nephews; 10 nieces; and numerous grand- nieces and nephews.
Gerald was a Korean War Veteran serving in the Combat Engineer Corp. He was a member of the VFW in Carlsbad, NM. Gerald retired as a Potash Miner from Potash Company of America.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donation be made to St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN, 38105.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.