Nelson L. Williams age 85 passed away at his residence in Snellville on Friday August 24, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn, on July 17, 2018, his sister, Jean Johnson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and by his parents, Nelson and Gladys Williams of Snellville. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy and her husband, Charles of Hoschton; granddaughter, Katie Bass of Auburn, Alabama; grandson, Mason Bass and his wife, Nikki, of Buford; great grandchildren, Landry and Miles Bass.
A Native of Snellville, Nelson was a graduate of Snellville High School and attended West Georgia College. He served in the United States Air Force, assigned to AF bases on the West Coast and abroad. He was employed by the Goodyear Company for many years and later formed his own company, Williams Sales Co. He was active in the City of Snellville Government, having served as a City Council member, and more recently as a member of numerous committees. Rarely did he miss a Council Meeting. He served many years on the Board of Tax Equalization in Gwinnett County. Nelson was an active member of the Grayson United Methodist Church where he earned the reputation as the "get it done" member who made things happen correctly and on time. His leisure time was filled with traveling and golfing and he held a lifetime membership at Summit Chase Golf and Country Club.
The Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm in Grayson United Methodist Church with the Reverends Scott Brown and Brian Evans officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family immediately following the service in the Welcome Center. Those wishing to may donate in Nelson's memory to Grayson UMC, 555 Grayson Parkway, Grayson, GA 30017. Byrd and Flanigan Crematory & Funeral Service, Lawrenceville in charge of the arrangements. 770-962-2200