David Williams

July 18th

David Jay Williams, respectfully known as “Uncle Fred”, 69, of Syracuse, IN passed away on July 17, 2014 at his residence on Lake Wawasee. He was born on March 5, 1945 in Goshen, IN to Richard Darby and Louise (Ecklebarger) Williams. He is survived by his daughter, Whitney Williams, 30, and grandson, Easton Dai Ulery, 4, of Indianapolis, IN. Former wife, Nancy (Barnette) Williams, of Indianapolis. Brother Darby (Chris) Williams of Lake Lure, NC. Sister Jan (George) Agisotelis of Palm Harbor, FL. Stepmother Dorothy Williams, of Oldsmar, FL. Nieces, nephews, cousins additionally survive. The infamous “Lake Trash” is survived by Uncle Fred as well— a generationally growing group of loving family and friends he helped found in the 60’s. He was preceded in death by two sisters—Sandra and Sally.
He served proudly in the Navy as a mechanic and welder on nuclear submarines and surface ships. He used his military training skills to establish a later career as a Nuclear Engineer, executing independent quality assurance inspection for existing US nuclear power plants, the construction of gas turbine power plants, oil pipelines, bridges, international fire-fighting equipment, and tested materials such as that which was used to rebuild Manhattan’s underground waterways. Dave is a member of both Syracuse American Legion and VFW.
David Jay loved hummingbirds and living on Lake Wawasee where he enjoyed year-round water sports—swimming, boating, water-skiing, bare-footing, sailing, fishing, ice-boating, and dancing. He had a passion for golf, cooking, Budweiser, singing/improvisational rapping with his daughter, songwriting, and picking his beloved Martin guitar with his many friends (most especially when playing “Puff the Magic Dragon” while letting his grandson jump on his bed.)
There will be a celebration of Dave’s reputable life on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 11-12:30, at the Eastlund Funeral Home in Syracuse. At 12:30, military honors will conclude his memorial service.
Online condolences to: eastundfuneralhome.com  Memorial contributions may be made to:  The Rare and Aggressive Cancer research, The Syracuse VFW, Easton’s college education, or the Tree House Fund.

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