Jerry "Speedy"

March 15, 1942 - March 21, 2020

Jerry “Speedy” McWilliams age 78, of Florence, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020. A private graveside service will be Sunday March 22nd at Richardson Chapel Cemetery in Greenhill with Reverend Bobby Crosswhite officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fain and Charlsie McWilliams; sisters, Rosemary McWilliams and Dorothy Austin.

Survivors are his wife Carol Anne McWilliams; daughters, Carrie Sheffield (Brian), Jeanie Maner (Bob), and Sylvia Blackard (Brad); sisters, Loretta smith, Rachel Story, Doris Hammock, Emily Crabtree and by the way sisters, he did love each of you. Honorary Son, Joe Rowell; granddaughters, Peyton, and Charlsie; grandsons, Noah, Elijah, Levi, and Aubrey.

Jerry was a member of The Pentecostal of Florence and when he didn’t go to the church, he would go to the Church of Elvis. He was a lifelong subscriber with Times Daily in which he rarely received his daily paper in which he would find himself walking to the Corner Fruit Stand to find one and purchase a coca-cola.

He was also retired with the City of Florence Park and Recreation for over 35 years where he maintained Braly Football Stadium and was paid to watch his favorite Coffee High School games. After football season he worked at McFarland and Veterans Park which he enjoyed. However, he would remind us how filthy humans can be and to wash your hands! If given the chance to catch an away game for UNA close enough, he would walk as far as Huntsville to watch them play Alabama A&M. He was blessed with a wonderful life, full of fun and laughter. His daily blessing was to watch over his little wife, bless my Carrie, Jeanie, Sylvia. Bless Peyton, Noah, Elijah, Levi and Aubrey and bless my Little Princess – mother has recuses herself of this obituary. In-lieu of flowers, please share a coca-cola with someone. A special thanks to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice and to Dr. Daugherty for their care.

No services listed.

7 Comments on “Jerry "Speedy" McWilliams”

  1. Bro Jerry you’ve made it to where we are all trying to get too!!! Royce always loved you and I thank you for the visits with him when he got sick and was home bound he loved to talk with you and he always said Vicki he’s such a good man. We’re going to miss you you was loved by so many especially the church you loved so much POF. I’ve read many stories from your family this early morning about you loving Coke I’ll hold one high up just for you in honor of your glorious Journey Rest In Peace and tell my Momma and Sister Teresa that I love and miss them💐🌺🌷🌹🌸🙏🏻

  2. May you all find peace and comfort in God knowing that Jerry is now with him and renewed. It’s never easy losing someone you love, therefore strive to meet him again. I love you all summed you’re in my prayers.

  3. Sis. Carol Ann and family: Know that Heaven has gained an angel since Bro. Jerry has left this earth for his Heavenly home. We will miss him and he left usall all some beautiful and precious memories. He made us all laugh and he will forever be in our hearts. May god give you peace at this time.

  4. Im so sorry to hear about Jerry, aunt Carol Anne, my thoughts an prayers are with you an the family in this time of need. May God watch over you an the family. God bless each an everyone of you.
    Debbie Allred

  5. So sorry to hear about Speedy’s passing. Trace has missed seeing him. Prayers to your family.
    Tammy & Trace Hendrix and family

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