Anchor Point resident Jack Williams died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer of cancer. He was 69.
A family service is scheduled for a later date.
Mr. Williams was born Feb. 18, 1933, in North Hollywood, Calif. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 until 1954, serving in Korea. He moved to Alaska in 1954 and lived in Anchor Point. Mr. Williams was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 302 since 1960. He worked on the Alaska oil pipeline, many highway projects and on Amchitka Island. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, playing on his bulldozer and watching cartoons with his grandchildren.
"He passed away surrounded by his loved ones. He fought cancer for seven years. He loved to go fishing and share his 'old-timer' stories with all of us. He always had a helping hand. He took us in when we needed shelter, he loved us when we couldn't love ourselves and released us when we were ready to stand alone," his family wrote.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob; son, Dean; and an infant son.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of Anchor Point, his daughter and son in law, Melanie and Albhy Galuten of California, son, Jack R. Williams of Maine; stepchildren Debbie and Clint Spence of California, Mike and Becky Hinsberger of Kasilof, Scott and Dawn Hinsberger of Anchorage, and Keith and Jenny Morris of Kasilof; grandchildren Cedrik, Katie, Amanda, Cameron, Lowel, Lanna, Leaha, Noha, April, Erik, Zack, Chase, Levi and Lezlee. Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.
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