James (Jim) Calvin Williams was seriously devoted to his family and was forever a loyal United States Marine. He died after a sudden illness at age 84 on June 3, 2017. He was born with his twin sister Katherine Morrow in Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas on July 3, 1932 to Cecil (Pete) R. Williams and Mary (Mayme) Abbe. Shortly after Jim graduated from Meadow High School in 1950, he and his life-long friend Robert (Bob) White joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC). During his time in the Marine Corps, he was part of the support troops for the Bay of Pigs Invasion, directed large artillery during the Korean Conflict, and did two tours in the Vietnam War. During Jim's first tour in Vietnam he again directed large artillery. His second tour, he commanded security for the Naval Support Activity Station Hospital, DaNang Vietnam. After he retired from the USMC in 1973, Jim worked as a Patrol Officer in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) Police Department and then held multiple positions in the Transportation Department at PSNS. He retired from Civil Service in 1994.
James was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Mayme Williams, siblings Rayford Williams, Aaron (Max) Williams, Joe Glen Williams, Larry (Luke) Williams, Katherine Morrow, his son-in-law Mike Marston, and daughter Lisa Carole Williams. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Veniese V. Williams, his sister Barbara Taylor, children Randy Wiseman (Jane), Renée Marston, grandchildren Andy Marston, Ricky Marston (Alexis), Janelle Gardner (Jimmy), Katherine Wiseman Lindquist (Ben), McCarrey Wiseman, and great-granddaughters Sophie Lindquist and Cathleen Gardner.
James, Jim, JC, 1st Sgt., Top, Grandpa, Papa, Big Papa we love you and hold you with us in our hearts and minds.