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Gene "Sonny" A. Williamson

September 15, 1933 ~ February 28, 2021 (age 87)


Portville- Eugene (Gene) A. “Sonny” Williamson, of 9075 Coon Hollow Road, passed away Sunday (February 28, 2021) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born September 15, 1933 in Galeton, PA., he was the son of Myron and Emogene Stiles Williamson.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce (Johnson), whom he married on August 16, 1958 in Pleasantville, PA.

Gene enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956, serving during the Korean Conflict.  After his military career, Gene worked for Dresser Rand, retiring in 1998 as the Plant Superintendent. 

Sonny and his wife enjoyed spending the winter months at their home in Englewood, Florida. His love for staying active and working continued on after retirement.  He went to work for Publix Supermarket for a number of years where he enjoyed serving his community.  Gene's hobbies included being outdoors working in the yard, walking, spending time on the beach, boating, and fishing. He also enjoyed playing cards such as pinochle and poker. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Gene was also a member of the Portville American Legion Post 814.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Michael (Shelly) Williamson of Cuba, Maureen (Wes) Walker of Waverly, Michelle Edwards of Portville, and Mark (Gene Faulkner) Williamson of Cuba; eight grandchildren; nine-great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Ladd of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Sonny was predeceased by his parents and siblings: Betty Atkins, Donald Williamson, Joan Wolford, and James Williamson.

There will be no services for Gene at this time. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to your local hospice organization.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences can be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.

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