Gavin Gene Williams, born September 20, 1961 in Casper, Wyoming, resided in Springfield, Tennessee joined our Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at age 58.
Gavin developed a love of the outdoors at an early age. With his first dirt bike, he became an avid rider who loved the freedom of the farm and an open road. He shared his passion for riding with his sisters as a boy, and later with his true love Kathie, and his many brothers, Mitch Orr, Wes Compton, Jim Hunt and the late Gary Morris.
Gavin thrived on serving others in any way he could, and never asked for anything in return. First as a youth and later as a missionary in Norway for 2 years. He also was involved in Boy Scouts where he was Scout Master for many years. He made this journey with his 2 sons. He attended Rick’s College then continuing onto DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, where he attained an Associates in Applied Science and later a Bachelor’s degree in Science, both in Electronics Engineering Technology. Given his love of the outdoors, Gavin worked as a farmer and a logger prior to continuing a successful career as an Electronics Engineer.
Gavin Gene Williams met Katherine “Kathie” Martinez and his soon-to-be daughter, Jenni, in 1989 while residing in California. In January 1990, Gavin married his big sweetheart and little sweetheart and together welcomed their first son/brother Joseph in April 1990, and in December ’91 Jenni Legally adopted her daddy Gavin. In 1992, his family moved to North Carolina and welcomed son, Justin in December 1993, and daughter, Jasmine in September 1995. Together with his family they made their home in Springfield, Tennessee in 2007. Soon after, Gavin joined Electrolux as a Senior Hardware Engineer where he continued until his recent passing. Gavin was a man who devoted his life to caring for his family. Above all, his wife, children, and grandchildren were his sole concern and he treasured every precious moment spent with them.
Gavin Gene Williams is survived by his wife Kathie of 29 years, by his children: Joseph Kyle Williams, Justin Marcus (Samantha Culbreath) Williams, Jennifer “Jenni” Rose (Eric) Gilley of Gallatin, TN and Jasmine Marie (Chad Collins) Williams of Springfield, TN; by his grandsons, Piercen, Greysen, and Kohlsen Gilley of Gallatin, TN by his sisters, Glenda (William) Baker, and Geneve (Daniel) Seaton both of Utah; by his father and mother-in-law, Apolonio and Beatrice Martinez, Jr., of Greenbrier, TN; by his brother-in-law, Frank Marcus Martinez, of California; by his many nieces and nephews; and his chosen brother (from another mother) Tony Burch of North Carolina. Gavin is preceded in death by his father and mother, Ruben Gene and Alice Arlene (Warner) Williams.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 107 Twin Hills Drive, Madison, Tennessee. Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the Memorial service following at 4:00 p.m. Immediate family will gather for a private luncheon following the service.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of preparation of Mr. Gavin Gene Williams.