• Born: May 12, 1946
  • Died: April 12, 2019
  • Location: Burlingame, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Lee Williams, son of the late Lyle Williams and Ruthella Williams, was born in Clarinda, Iowa. He spent his first five years on a farm and moved to East Menlo Park in 1955. Graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1964. Married Anna McBride 4/9/66. Jim joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and served with the Mobile Construction Battalion (MCB-10). Shipped from Port Hueneme, Oxnard to Vietnam where he served 2 tours from 1966-1969. He was discharged and resumed work in construction industry as a sheet-rocker & Drywall Contractor. He majored in oil painting at SJSU and married Gina Bortolotto 8/17/85.
Jim is survived by his wife Gina, children Shawna Farris, Jimmy Thomason, James Williams, Alexander Williams and Christine Williams. Grandchildren Sarah Farris, Nicole Farris, Caleb Thomason, Rose Williams and Lucas Williams. His siblings, Marlin Williams, Ann Leever, Mabel Krueger, Joe Williams and Julia Webber. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Duane. Active in the American Legion and local Veteran's organizations. Jim's family gave him meaning and purpose. He loved working on his home, his cars, solving difficult construction problems, reading, painting murals and above all Face Timing with his grandchildren. He is resting with Christ.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I love you dad. You will always be more than a memory to me. Be at peace. Take care.

Posted by James Williams - Portland, OR - Son   April 10, 2020

I love you dad. Your loss has been hard to bare. One day we will meet again.

Posted by James Williams - Portland, OR - son   August 18, 2019

Rest peacefully old man. I will miss our Sunday talks tremendously.

Posted by James Williams - Portland, OR - Son   May 08, 2019

"Jim, you will be missed and many times we cooked for post activities. RIP my friend and prayers upon your wife and family - until we meet again comrade!" Chester Palesoo Sr. Friend/Team Comrade, Redwood City

Posted by Chester Palesoo Sr. - Redwood City, CA - Friend   April 28, 2019

My sincere condolences for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " and "comforts all who mourn", sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2.

Posted by A friend   April 27, 2019

Gina, many heartfelt condolences to you and your family from your friends and co-workers of the BPL staff.

Posted by Karen Kott - Burlingame, CA - Friend   April 26, 2019

My little Bro, As sad as I am right now, I am so very pleased for the life we shared as we were growing up. I think that the reason we were always so close was because we were only 14 months apart. We did do a lot of laughing over the things that happened in our lives, and I know that I will always cherish them the rest of my life. As I was going through the pictures I have of us a kids not one of them was by ourselves, we were always together, as it will be once again one day. I love you little bro. Bro3

Posted by Joe Williams - Sunnyvale, CA - Brother   April 25, 2019

""Jim, I'm so glad I got to see you again in Ventura, CA Seabee Reunion 2015. 47 years later and you still looked the same just a little older. Your Brother in Christ. Blacky RC Blackmon

Posted by RC Blackmon - Selma, TX - Friend   April 24, 2019

Sorry to see you go, your off on another great adventure, it was an honor to know Willy

Posted by Bill Kyle - MindenMinden, NV - Friend   April 23, 2019

Jim, my youngest brother, I am going to miss your sense of humor! You were a funny guy. I swear you never grew up. I especially loved your talent for painting. I think you made a darn good father too. I could see how much you loved all of your children and those grandkids. Rest in peace. Love you. Ann (Sissy #1)

Posted by Ann Leever - Fremont, CA - Sister   April 21, 2019

Jim, 'Thanks' for the friendship at the BBQ's and all you've done for our Veteran Community. RIP Brother until we meet again!

Posted by George Smith - San Mateo, CA - Friend   April 20, 2019

"Jim, I'm so glad we got to see you again in Ventura, CA Seabee Reunion 2015. 47 years later and you still had that particular little laugh. " " May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back"
Ray Boyd MCB10

Posted by Raymond Boyd - Reading, MA - Served in the Military together   April 20, 2019

A Great-full nation thanks you and honors you and your family for your service in Vietnam.

Posted by John O'Brien - Peoria, AZ - Friend   April 19, 2019

Posted by John O'Brien - Peoria, AZ - Friend   April 19, 2019

Jim, you are much loved and missed. I am proud that you served your country and am honored to be called your wife.

Posted by Gina Williams - Burlingame, CA - Spouse   April 18, 2019

I will miss the many times we went shopping for groceries, and your BBQing at the numerous events we participated in. I will especially miss the times in the truck when we were towing the Charitable trailer to an event where you would be BBQing and our conversation we would have about our neighborhood.Rest in Peace Jim. To the family you have my sincere and deepest sympathy.

Posted by William Jackson - Sunnyvale, CA - Friend   April 18, 2019

Jim, I have very fond memories of you from our tours in Okinawa, and Vietnam. Rest In Peace now Seabee, We have the watch.

Posted by George Stalnaker - Spring Branch, TX - Served in the Military together   April 18, 2019

Jim I will miss our early morning calls Rest In Peace my friend

Posted by Tony Van Arkel - Redwood City, CA - Friend   April 18, 2019

Jim, you will be missed. I enjoyed our times together. My heart goes out to you and your family. Good Buddy may you rest in peace.

Posted by ROMIE BASSETTO - REDWOOD CITY, CA - Friend   April 17, 2019

Jim. You were my friend for 62 years. I will cherish our conversations this past year. You will be missed!

Posted by Bill Perkins - Lincoln, CA - Friend   April 17, 2019

You are always in my heart. I will miss you so much.

Posted by Shawna Farris - Santa Rosa, CA - Daughter   April 17, 2019

Never to be forgotten. May you rest until we meet again.

Posted by James Williams - Portland, OR - Son   April 17, 2019

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A Great-full nation thanks you and honors you and your family for your service in Vietnam.

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