Wayne A. Williams, Jr.

Wayne passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 22, 2011 at age 64. He was born March 22, 1947 in Lansing, the son of Wayne, Sr. and Bea Williams. He was currently of Dimondale.

Wayne served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and retired as President of Williams Plumbing and Heating. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, his friendships of many years, and his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Dennis Williams. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth; daughters, Amanda (Harold) Pugh of Lansing and Shelley (Matthew) Mannino of Grand Ledge; granddaughters, Madeleine, Natalie, Lillian and Annabella; sister, Elaine McDonald of Lansing; sister-in-law, Judy Williams of Coral Springs, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. A memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Ingham Regional Healthcare Foundation in support of cardiac care.

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Linda Weinman-Beuerle
August 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Ruthie………..I am so sorry for your loss. If an old friend can help, please call on me.

Matt Mannino
August 23, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Sure not going to be the same without you around Dad. Thanks for being there for me, especially during the rough times. I’ll miss you but never forget you.

Karen Tokarz
August 24, 2011 at 8:12 am


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Beth Vanderbrink
August 24, 2011 at 8:27 am

Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts.

Tim Zarzycki
August 24, 2011 at 8:54 am

Amanda, So sorry for the loss of your father, you and your family are in Amanda and I’s thoughts and prayers.

Diane MacKinnon
August 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

Amanda, we are so sorry for your loss at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I pray the Lord will bring you all peace and comfort. May you also be comforted with memories of the good times together. I am thankful that Families are forever.

Kristy Hudson
August 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

Amanda and family – I am truely sorry for your loss. Wayne seemed like a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Neysa Watson
August 24, 2011 at 9:40 am

Amada, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Amy Scott
August 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

Amanda, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Paula Stone
August 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

Amanda, so sorry for you loss, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Amanda Mellenberger
August 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

Amanda and family – thinking of you and praying the good memories overrun the empty feelings of loss. Hugs!

David & Steve
August 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Teri Fuller-Vaughn
August 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

A huge hug to Ruthie with my sincere condolences. I have only the fondest memories of Wayne. Amanda and Shelley (and families) stay strong and cherish the moments you shared. Peace, prayers, and blessings to you all.

Amy Zartman
August 25, 2011 at 9:18 am

Shelley, I’m very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Michael Long
August 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

Wayne was a wonderful childhood friend and he provided me with many fond memories. The people he leaves behind were blessed to have him in their lives. Let’s remember his smile, great humor and the fine memories that he leaves us. Special Ruth and their children are in my thoughts.

Jim Papazian
August 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I worked with Williams Plumbing for a number of years and had great respect for Wayne. I am sorry for your loss, Ruthie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


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