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Duane E. Williamson

Duane Williamson
   Duane E. Williamson, 49, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday, February 24, at his home.
   He was born May 4, 1961 in New Castle, Indiana to Stanley and Jan Henderson Williamson and was raised in the Williamsburg community. He attended Northeastern High School and farmed all of his life. He worked beside his Dad at Williamsburg Farm Service, where he ran the millwright service. He was a Charter Member of the Wayne County Tractor Club and was well-known for his restoration and paintwork of antique tractors. He enjoyed being active in the lives of his nieces and helping take special care of his Aunt Jeanette. Duane was an avid football fan and cheered faithfully for the Indianapolis Colts. He also enjoyed fishing and camping.
   Duane will be missed by his parents, Stanley and Jan Williamson, of Williamsburg; sisters, Janet Becraft-Craig and her husband, Kevin, of New Castle; and Carrie Smith, of Centerville; 5 nieces, Kayla, Caitlin, Brooklyn, Caribbean and Pacifica; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his faithful Black Lab, Boo Boo.
   Duane was preceded in death by grandparents, Clayton and Ruth Henderson and Wayne and Zelma Williamson; and a brother-in-law, Mike Becraft.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Jimmy Slaven at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 28, at the funeral home.
   Everyone is encouraged to dress as Duane would have, wearing a favorite pair of jeans and a football or college shirt, with the exception of IU.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wayne County Tractor Club, 8624 Carlos Road, Williamsburg, IN 47393. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.


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So sorry for your loss. Look to God for the comfort you need during this hard time. With love to you all.

Joyce Sparks-Lentz Mar 2 2011 12:00 AM

I was privileged to get to know the inner heart of Duane, he was a very loving and tenderhearted man. He will be sadly missed and thought of with fond memories. I gave Duane Bo when he needed a friend to watch over him, I know Bo will miss him as much as the rest of us. Rest in peace my dear friend....

Tammy Mar 2 2011 12:00 AM

Daune,got the news today sorry we grew apart over the years you were a good friend and I will miss you but will see you again.
Stanley and Janice so sorry for your loss my prayers go out to God for you.

David Rich Mar 1 2011 12:00 AM

Stanley & Jan,  
We are sad to hear about Duane.  We always appreciated his willingness to help when needed.  You are in our prayers.

Shane & Jackie Houck Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Stanley and Janice,
We were so sorry to read of Duane's passing. May the Lord bless and comfort you in your grief.

Bob and Beulah Conyers Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Words cannot express the sadness that we feel for you. There is nothing we can say to make you feel better but take some solace in knowing that time really does heal, even a wound such as this one. Take one day at a time...

Gary & Angela Love Feb 28 2011 12:00 AM

Williamson Family,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Duane.  I got to know him and found a most tenderhearted friend in him.  He helped to make me feel a part of the family.  I am sure he will be deeply missed by both family and friends alike.  My deepest regrets in your loss.

Tica Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Janet and the Williamson family: our deepest, heartfelt condolences to all of you in the passing of Duane. We hold you up in prayer.

Robert Rhoads Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Stanley and Jan,

My deepest sadness for you both.  Duane was always a pleasure to work with and I know that you will have a difficult time with him being gone.  I hope both of you can accept his passing with the good Lord's help.  Take care.

Doc Cottingham Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

Carrie and family,
These words can not remove the emptyness in your hearts.  Please know the the Lord is placing all of your family and friends here for your to lean on through these tough times.  May you all feel the comfort of the Lord through these kind word and acts from those placed here for you.  God bless you all.

Mindy Jordan Feb 27 2011 12:00 AM

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