Guy Leigh Williams-Obituary

Williams-Guy-Pic-webGuy Leigh Williams was born in Rochester, NY on May 23, 1946 to parents Pardon and Gloria (Swaim) Williams. Guy was second of 8 siblings and lived in Garbutt upper state NY and graduate of Wheatland Chili Central High School, trade school, US Navy Submarine in engineering, and Rochester Inst. of Tech. (RIT) graduate as EE Engineering BSEE, auto mechanic, Driver and gear head of a rail-dragster with Alan Rathmacher.

Soon after moving to work at Tektronix in Oregon 1978 and other Electronic Design firms as Principal Engineer in Polyvision, Softboard, RLX and recently at Intel as part of a design team. Remarried in 1984 to Joy Williams and had also become a dedicated Christian, ministering, Sunday School teacher, worship leader, assistant pastor and youth assistant. AS a Royal Ranger Commander/Leader and worship leader for boys with Christ and FCF fellowship training, worship and Bible drama teams for 30 years. In addition was part of a few Missions trips for Central Am., Africa Japan and a prayer team with our church in/with a Native Reservation in California. Guy and Joy have been ministering together, playing and dancing a happy journey 33 years and to “run the good race” as “good and faithful servant” Guy.

Guy was a Mazamas climber, very good downhill skier and loved the Mountains here, an avid white water canoeist, family camping, fly fishing, croquette and golf with Joy, family and associates. He wasn’t just active in church but also penned a few Worship songs that we all loved.  Guy was focused on his Faith walk for the Lord with others and very family oriented.

Guy also traveled some over the years for work projects to several areas in Asia and the US. Guy was still working, then finished treatment for a tumor and started recovery, when months later he had complications with pneumonia and passed on peaceful and quietly into heaven for eternity as though asleep.

Surviving is Guys wife Joy Williams, son Kermit and his wife Misha Nagode, grandchildren Kiel, Myli, and Kyli, also 2nd boy Joshua Tooley who lived with us, Father in-law Kermit Fisher. Surviving siblings Shelly, Mike, Jim, Nicholas (Nic), Polly, and Jessie. Their spouses, and our nieces, and nephews, and great nephews.

Guy’s main goal with Joy was to touch others with the love and truth in Jesus Christ forever. We will remember Guy as a happy and loving man for others and ready to help someone. He will be missed greatly by those who loved and knew him as a loving and Godly Man.

Services will be held at the Life Church (5585 SW 209th Ave. Aloha, OR) on Saturday, February 21st, at 1:00pm.

Consider a Donation to St. Vincent Hosp. Oncology, Joy Williams,    or    flowers as you wish.  To leave online condolences, visit