SSG Joshua Eugene Williams, age 37, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. He was a native of Sikeston, MO, attended United Church, and a member of Enlisted Association of the National Guard in Tennessee.
SSG Joshua E. Williams entered the Tennessee Army National Guard on October 1, 1998, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
SSG Williams has served with the 1-181st Field Artillery Battalion as a HIMARS Section Chief and has deployed three times, first deployment to Iraq from November 2005 to November 2006, second deployment to Iraq from August 2007 to May 2008, third deployment to Jordan from June 2012 to February 2013.
SSG Williams Awards
Army Commendation Medal 2nd Award
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal 4th Award
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal Mobilization
Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Ribbon 3rd Award
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon
Tennessee National Guard Individual Achievement Ribbon
Tennessee National Guard War Service Ribbon
Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon
Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon
Drivers Badge Wheeled Vehicle
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Williams.
He is survived by
Wife - Shelby Williams, Lawrenceburg, TN
One Daughter - Kendal Williams, Lawrenceburg, TN
One Step-Daughter - Halie Ratliff, Lawrenceburg, TN
One Step-Son - Tyler Ratliff, Lawrenceburg, TN
Mother - Pamela Price, Lawrenceburg, TN
One Brother - Dusty Grinnell, TN
Two Sisters - Hannah Houser and Rachel Houser, Lawrenceburg, TN
Grandfather - Anthony Grinnell, Lawrenceburg, TN
Several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 01, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 02, 2018, with Tony Morgan officiating. Military honors will follow at the National Guard Armory in Lawrenceburg, TN. Family requests memorials be made to the Josh Williams Memorial Fund for Veterans at the Bank of Frankewing.