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Thomas Williams

Thomas Alan Williams, 65, died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

He was born to James Thomas Williams and Joy Irene Williams on Jan. 3, 1948 in San Diego, California. He spent his young years in San Diego, after high school he attended college for three years to become an Arborist. He spent 27 years in Groveland, CA, doing what he loved, working in nature and moved to Oakdale approximately 20 years ago.

At first, he was known as the man who sat on the bricks in front of the “Little White Church” and later he dubbed it “Crow Corner”. He was an honorable man with a good heart. He will be terribly missed by those he loved, his friends and family, but will be remembered most as a friend of many who loved him.

Survivors include his two sisters, Joyce and Sheila; uncle Carrie and wife Vanessa Monteith; son Thomas Alan Williams, Jr.; daughter Michelle Madonna Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His final resting place will be in Hamilton, Montana in the spring, where his mother was laid to rest.

He died on the streets of Oakdale; his hope was for shelter to cool and heat during inclement weather. His request was for donations to Hope for the Heart to feed the local homeless community.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Jan. 1, 2014