Gillies Funeral Chapel


Barney Winfield Williams, Jr.

July 3, 1927 ~ September 23, 2015

Brigham City- Barney Winfield Williams Jr. passed away peacefully on September 23, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Barney was born on July 3, 1927 to Barney Winfield Williams Sr. and Elizabeth Geraldine Hyde. He was raised in Baltimore and served honorably in the Armed Forces. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown Texas, graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering. There spotted by his future wife, never had a chance, and never regretted it. He married Joan Bernice Corwin on June 9, 1951. They had three children, Joseph, Robin and Molly. They made their home in Brigham City where they enjoyed their lives. Barney was employed by Thikol Chemical Corp. for his career. Barney was a Boy Scout leader, he was active at St. Henry’s, headed up Habitat for Humanity, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was recognized for his community service. After retirement Barney and Joan traveled all over the world. They had wonderful times together. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Brigham City Friday October 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

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Dear Wynn, Robin and Molly,
Please accept my greatest sympathy on the death of your father. I had every intention of being there last night for his Funeral Mass. Somehow I got the day and date mixed up in my mind and thought it was today(Saturday). This morning I read the obituary again and realized my mistake. I am so sorry, I really wanted to be there for you. I cared deeply for your parents.



Joan and Family: I worked for Barney in the Trident Program Office in the late 1980s as a young engineer. Barney was a wonderful leader, counselor, and friend. To this day, I consider him to be the best boss I have ever worked for during my career. Barney always went the extra mile to support those around him. I remember when my parents came out from Alabama to visit me, Barney and Joan took us to dinner at the Prairie Schooner(Barney assured my parents that I was performing well and their investment in my college tuition was paying dividends - I was so grateful for his kind words to my family) - I will always appreciate his strong support throughout the years. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you in the months and years ahead. Barney impacted the lives of so many of us - you can be very proud of your husband and father. Love,

Jean Vaniman Orbital ATK




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