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Claude Williamson

Published: 12/07/2012

Claude Williamson, age 80, of Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

He was a native of Cosby, the son of the late Jethro Williamson and Belva Megaye Williamson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Clyde and Clay and two sisters Irene and Girlene.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a retired security guard.

Survivors include his loving wife of eighteen years Betty Osborne Williamson of the home; three daughters: Kathy Simerly and her husband Brian of Johnson City; Phyllis Carder of Johnson City; and Rose Williamson; one son Richard Williamson; six brothers: Cleo, Clinton, Clayton, Charles, Carl, and Gay; four sisters Nancy, Lola, Fay, and Ernestine; several grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Williamson will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012, in the Morris-Baker South Chapel with Pastor Lon Tobin officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the services. The graveside committal services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2012, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be the Honor Guard. The Boone Dam Post #4933 will accord military honors. Minister, family, and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 12:15 p.m. Monday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Memories and condolences may be sent to the Williamson family via

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Williamson family.


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