Thomas Roy Williamson

Thomas Roy Williamson, 75, of Hampton Twp., our outgoing, humorous, and most loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his home. Tom was born in Bay City on January 20, 1942, the son of the late Arthur and Mabel (McNeil) Williamson. A graduate of St. John’s High School, Tom went on to attend Bay City Business College. While working at LaRose Hardware, he met the former Susanne Tacey who was working at LaBrenz Pharmacy. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on April 20, 1963. Their marriage was blessed with four children and countless memories. Tom worked at Bay Wood Industries and retired from Hampton Twp. D.P.W. He was a parishioner of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Van Rooy Council #2740. Throughout life, Tom was known for his love of boating on the Saginaw Bay and being a “Jack of All Trades” to anyone in need. He was deeply loved by his family and will be forever missed, but lovingly remembered for generations to come. Tom leaves to cherish his memory; his devoted wife of 54 years, Susanne and their four children: Jeffrey (Lisa Gehrke) Williamson, Timothy (Julie) Williamson, Kimberly Bernelis, Deborah (Tony) Pasley; daughter-in-law, Julie Williamson; grandchildren, Alison and Bradley Williamson, Connor Williamson, Eric and Andrew Bernelis, Kayla and Anthony Pasley; Godson, Scott Hagen; great-granddaughter, Madyson Bernelis; siblings, Wayne (Barbara) Williamson and Barbara (David) Stein; in-laws, Ruth Ann (Robert) Mogford and Jean (James) Hagen, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Tom was welcomed home to heaven by his in-laws, Susan and Marvin Tacey. Tom’s family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM until the time of Tom’s 10:00 AM Memorial Liturgy at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with the Rite of Committal to be held privately in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at