Gary was born Aug. 25, 1958, in Fort Myers, Fla. He was a loving father and grandfather. Gary was an accomplished amateur wood carver, played guitar and piano and loved to sing.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Cowboy Way Church in Alvarado with Pastor Dan Haby officiating.
Gary is survived by his birth mother, Barbra Bolden; birth father, Jerald Tilghman and step-mom, Linda; daughters, Nichole Williams and fiance, Justin, of North Dakota and Amanda Williams of Alvarado; sons, Jake and Brandon Williams of Alvarado; grandsons, Adain and Nathaniel Williams of North Dakota; sisters, Carol Vonnahme of Florida, Renee Koch and husband, Bob, of Iowa, Darlene West of Florida and Susie Torrez and husband, John, of Florida; and brothers, Mike Tilghman, Marcus Tilghman and wife, Dena, and Jerry Tilghman, all of Florida.
Gary was preceded in death by his adopted mother, Wanda Williams; sister, Donna Tilghman; and grandmother, Mary Vera Williams.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to help cover the cost of the memorial service.
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