Gil Williams

Obituary of Gil Williams

Gilman “Gil” Porter Wiliams, 77, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, April 3, 2022 surrounded by family at Rock River Hospice and Home, Sterling, Gil was born August 19, 1944 in Sterling, the son of Vernon “Bud” Porter and Beatrice “Betty” (Gilman) Williams. He married Caroline Iversen on February 24, 1968 in Homestead Air Force Base Florida. She preceded him in death on September 28, 2021. Gil and Caroline owned and operated Williams Auto Body, Rock Falls for 43 years. He served in the United States Air Force from 1964-1968, with a tour in the Vietnam War. He was an aircraft mechanic, crew chief for the F4 Phantom, and held a rank of Sergeant E4 upon discharge. Gil was an avid hunter with his loyal dog Lady. He enjoyed his days golfing at different golf courses around the Illinois area. Gil was a lifetime member of the Rock Falls Optimist Club, he was also a member of the Sterling American Legion, and the VFW. Survivors include a daughter, Shelley (Ryan) McCarty of Rock Falls; one son, Scott (Kara) Williams of Morrison; one sister Robyn "Sister Bird" Meinen; Niece Rebecca (Kevin) Anderson six grandchildren, Noah, Hannah and Lauren McCarty and Gammon, Tynlee and Briley Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Caroline; sister-in-law Patricia Iversen; and one nephew Benjamin Berentes. Visitation will be 11AM-2PM Saturday April 9, 2022 at Schilling Funeral Home & Cremation. Funeral service will follow immediately at 2PM, with Military Honors. In honor of April Parkinson's awareness month, the family has requested a casual dress in orange or Team Fox apparel. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to www.schillingfuneralhome.com.
Saturday
9
April

Visitation

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Schilling Funeral Home
702 First Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Saturday
9
April

Funeral

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Schilling Funeral Home
702 First Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
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