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MAXIE WILLIAMS

September 14, 1926 — December 6, 2016

Maxie Williams, age 90, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL. Funeral services for Mr. Williams will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home in Donalsonville, GA with Rev. Tony Mock officiating. Interment will follow in New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Williams, Neal Brunson, Cosby Kirkland, Ed King, Steve Amerison, and Max Harrison. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Evans-Skipper Funeral Home at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to New Enterprise Free Will Baptist Church 5992 Enterprise Church Road Iron City, GA 39859. Maxie Williams was born in Iron City Georgia on September 14, 1926 to Rufus and Alice Mae Williams. He was a “depression era” child and grew up knowing how to cope with hard times. In 1943 when only 17 years old he enlisted in the US Navy in Jacksonville Florida. After training he became a flight engineer and flew in many different type aircraft in the US and overseas. His service included tours on the US Naval Aircraft Carrier Forrestal and 11 years with the famed “Hurricane Hunters”. Maxie was the heart and soul of the “Greatest Generation”. Maxie married Ms. Shanna Slough in 1953 and had one son, Mark. After retiring from the Navy in 1964 Maxie settled in Daytona Beach Florida and went to work for General Electric. While at GE he was assigned to several space programs including the Apollo Support Program where his work was critical to putting “man on the moon”. Maxie knew all the Apollo astronauts and worked for General Electric for 25 years. He and Shanna built a beautiful home on the St Johns River near Deland, Florida where they lived until 2003 when they moved to Donalsonville Georgia to be near his mother. Maxie was active with the local VFW and Shriner’s association. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Shanna Slough Williams; his son, Mark and his wife Kum; his granddaughter, Kimberly Williams; a brother, Fred Williams and his sisters, Carolyn Connell and Harriett Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Alice Mae Williams; and two brothers, Roy Williams and Jack Williams
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