A funeral service for Evangelist Gary Lee Williamson, 70, of Inez, will be held Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m., in the Dresden Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul E. Aiken officiating. Burial will follow in Frazeysburg Cemetery.
Mr. Williamson died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 17, 1942, in Dresden, Ohio, to the late Wilpret Gail “Dutch” and Dorothy Alice (Whyde) Williamson. A sister, Patricia Williamson, preceded him in death.
Gary was saved and born again in 1976. He was a devoted Christian and loved God with all his heart. He was a member of the Tabernacle Church, of Prestonsburg. He was also associated as an Evangelist with the Glad Tidings Ministries, in Inez. He was a member of the World Wide Intercessors Prayer Ministry. He was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson High School. He was retired from the Owens-Corning Fiberglas. He had served in the U. S. Air Force.
He is survived by his wife, Effie (Gambrel) Williamson, of Inez; step-daughter, Kimberly Callihan, of Louisville; daughters, Chris Millious, of Troy, N.Y., Janet L. (Miles) Frew, of Conesville, Ohio; son, Gary Scott (Clarrinda) Williamson, of New Concord, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Naomi (Roy) Morrison, of Zanesville, Ohio; brother, Jerry (Irene) Williamson, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be observed Friday evening, June 21, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 714 Main Street, Dresden.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital or American Cancer Society.