John Williams

Obituary of John Wayne Williams

John Williams, 72, greatly loved by Family and Friends died on August 5, 2021.

John was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was raised on the beautiful Makaha beach along the Oahu Coast. John was known as a competition surfer from the young age of 6 years old. He graduated from Wainae High School and immediately entered the Navy. He served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years within combat zones in the Vietnam war. He received the following: Vietnam Service medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal; Vietnam Defense Commemorative Medal and the US Military Self-Defense Service medal.

John loved cars. Old Classics his specialty! He worked for 40 years as an automotive business owner and mechanic. John was a Master Mechanic. He obtained his CDL license and traveled the Country driving truck in his later career. His main love of his life was the ocean. He loved fishing, swimming, boating and surfing. He loved singing karaoke with his friends. He was known for his version of “My Way,” and “Delilah.”

Above all, he loved his Family, his Friends and his home. He is remembered by all that loved him for his unsurpassed “sense of humor.” He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Luisa. His Children Dawn Marie McGuirk (deceased); Michael J. Williams (Son), and Daughter, Sandra L. Williams.

He was the Grandfather of Brandon M. Silva, Daisy Alaniz, Erica Williams and Samantha Fratt. Great Grandfather of Brandon Nathan Silva, Cameron Legate, Michael Legate and Matthew Legate.

John was the Father- in- Law of Victor Silva; Uncle of Brenda Morris, Sandra Smolen, Great Uncle of Danielle Johnson, Lisa Kramer, Dana Keller, Kristi Parish, Erik Smolen and Troy Morris. John was the Calabash Father to Ikaika Apuna.

John was preceded in death by his parents: Bill Williams and Victoria Williams; Siblings Noel Alameda and Louis DeRego.

Masses have been conducted in his honor at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Casa Grande, Arizona. John will be laid to rest in Hawaii celebrating his life with a Surfer’s Funeral with his family and friends.

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