Gary Williams, 64, passed away on June 28, 2019, at home in Gillette, Wyoming, of natural causes. A celebration of Gary’s life will be held July 4, 2019, at 20 Benjamin Franklin Road in Gillette, Wyoming, beginning at 3 p.m.
Gary was born Nov. 4, 1954, in Brush, Colorado. His family moved often while his father worked in the oilfield. Gary carried on the family tradition of oil field work for many years.
In April 1974, he married Corky Jaeger, who Gary loved referring to as “the pretty red-haired girl who threw rocks at me in third grade.” Together, they had four children and later divorced.
Gary settled his family in Moorcroft, Wyoming, in the late 80s. He worked as transportation coordinator for Crook County School District for about 15 years. During this time, he took great joy in coaching his children in football and wrestling. He often said he never met a “bad kid” and was always willing to open his home to anyone who needed a place to stay.
In September 1998, Gary married Terry Matthews and was delighted to gain six additional grandchildren; he and Terry later divorced.
After leaving Crook County School District, Gary worked as shop foreman for Basic Energy Services until he retired. He spent his retirement traveling, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Marjorie Williams and a nephew, Damian Williams.
He is survived by his children, Mandy Wall, Levi (Veronica) Williams, Conan Williams, Adam (Lindsey) Williams; siblings, Gene Williams, Bruce Williams, Brian (Nancy) Williams, and Amy King; grandchildren, Darian, Kelsey, Dylan, Blaine, Rage, Abigayle, Ali, Jonny, Lilly, Velvet, Morning, Seth, Enan, Emmeline, Graham, Rhett, Dustin, Nathan, Jared, Dustin, Damon, and Sierra; two great-granddaughters, Adalynn and Remlee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial, Chapel 210 West Fifth Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com