Earl Joseph Williams
Dec. 6, 1973 – Feb. 2, 2014
Earl Joseph Williams, 40, Waukesha, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after a long, courageous battle recovering from a liver transplant.
He was born Dec. 6, 1973, in Waukesha. Earl graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1992, and then furthered his education at WCTC. On April 17, 2004, he married the love of his life, Cheryl Holmes. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, especially the time with his children, family, and friends. Earl put his girls first and taught them to hunt and fish. He also coached his girls in the Waukesha Park and Rec girl’s softball league for many years. Earl also enjoyed bowling and was in a bowling league for many years. He was most recently employed by Exacto Springs of Grafton as a skilled specialty CNC programmer.
Earl is survived by his wife, Cheryl Williams of Waukesha; his daughter, Megan Williams of Waukesha; and stepdaughter, Ashley Hodgkins-Holmes of Waukesha. He is also survived by his mother, Mary (Mike) Gifford of Waukesha; his father, James Williams of Okauchee; his brother, James Williams of Waukesha; sister, Sherry Williams of Hartland; and stepsister, Laura (Mike) Szczepanski of Oak Creek.
He will also be missed by his mother- and father-in-law, David and Mary Holmes; sister-in law, Sandy Holmes (Charles Moldenhauer); brother-in-law, Dennis (Heather) Holmes; and three nieces, four nephews and many dear friends.
Earl was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be Friday, February 7, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., from 4 PM until the memorial service at 7 PM. The Rev. Bill Humphreys will preside.
Burial will take place in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be greatly appreciated.
The family wishes to express their extreme gratitude to the staff at Froedtert Hospital for their compassionate care during Earl’s stay.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family.
For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035, or go to
www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.