Jerry Van Williams

October 28, 1950 - October 17, 2023

10/28/1950 - 10/17/2023

Jerry Van Williams, 72, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on October 17, 2023 at his home after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsonism. Jerry was born on October 28, 1950 to John Sam and LuBeth Williams in Augusta, GA.

Jerry is predeceased by his parents, John Sam and LuBeth Williams, sister-in-law Linda Williams, brother-in-law Keith Milburn and close friends Bill Campbell and Ski Watzlavich. Jerry is survived by wife Pam, his daughter Amanda (Michael) Robinson; brother Johnny Williams; sister Jelinda Milburn; sister Jane (Skip/my other brother) Ward; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. He deeply loved them all.

At the age of 19, Jerry joined the US Navy, and after 25 years of service, he retired from the military and went on to various other occupations finally “returning to the mother ship” at a job that mimicked his military career.

In 1973, Jerry met Pam at a horse stable in Virginia Beach. They married after only 6 weeks of dating and enjoyed 50+ years together. They have one child, Amanda Robinson (husband Michael). Amanda was the light of her Daddy’s life. Jerry always thought of Michael as a son and felt a deep bond with him.

Jerry loved the Lord, his family and friends, and his country. He also loved animals, nature, history and music. He was a man of many talents and could build or creates anything that piqued his interest. He had a generous spirit and would lend a hand to anyone in need-family, friend, or stranger. This world is indeed poorer with his loss.

Services and interment will be held at Albert G Horton Jr Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA at a later date. Pastor Rick Hocker will officiate. Memorial donations can be made in honor of Jerry by tapping HERE.


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Mike Boylan
5 months ago

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate. The times we spent at work and play, are the times in my heart will always stay. RIP my Brother from another Mother

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
5 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Jerry Van Williams, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Jerry Can Williams, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †