MARQUETTE, Mich. - Scott Williams, Harvey, Michigan, 52 years old, lost his 2 year battle with esophageal cancer on Tuesday morning, September 4, 2012, with his family by his side.
He was able to enjoy a beautiful Labor Day weekend at "camp" on the Dead River Basin with his son Keith, friend Roger, brother Tim and his dog Coy. Everyone who knew Scott knew "camp" was near and dear to his heart. Scott was an avid Nascar fan and the stories told by him and his friends of their adventures would make you laugh out loud and shake your head wondering how they ever survived and remained in one piece. He traveled extensively to be at the "live race". Scott's goal was to complete the Nascar Race circuit, which he was so close to accomplishing. This past August he was able to attend the "25th Annual Bass Master's Fishing Tournament ", which was held at the family "camp" on the Death River Basin during the first weekend of August. This fishing derby was originally started by Scott and a handful of friends competing to catch "the biggest fish" for just a few dollars. Over the years this fishing derby grew in attendance to over 100 participants who enjoyed a long weekend of friendly competition, good food, and most of all good company.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents Ernest and Marian Williams and his beloved dog "Sam" who for years was his devoted companion and loved to ride in the car/truck to any where Scott went. He is survived by his son, Keith Williams, Harvey, MI, and his dear sister Diane (Bill LaFountain) Williams, who provided love, support, and most of all friendship throughout his courageous battled with this awful disease. He is also survived by his brothers and sister, Gary Williams, Milwaukee, WI, Grant and Martie Williams, Gladwin, MI, Lynn & Wayne Ersbo Minnesota, Ernie Williams, Chicago, IL, and Tim (Brenda) Williams, one granddaughter, the mother of his son, Laurie Vashaw-Eagle and his niece and nephew, Ashley and Brian Williams.
Scott's list of friends is endless and it would take months to acknowledge all of them. Some of his best friends included Ricky Oakland (deceased), Wayne and Lori DeShambo, Roger and Pam Wahlstrom, Stan Hubert, and Kurt Haglund, to name just a few. Scott worked 10 years for Overhead Doors of Marquette, Michigan, before establishing his own business called "Williams Door Service", installing and servicing industrial garage doors throughout the Upper Peninsula.
Scott's visitation will be held at Swanson's Funeral Home on Friday, September 7, 2012, from 12 noon to 2pm followed by a short memorial with Rev. Leon Jarvis Presiding and then a celebration of his life will follow at Wahlstrom's Restaurant in Harvey, Michigan. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com