- Philip W. Williams, Jr., of Palmyra, died July 23, 2017, from a lifelong heart condition. He was born on June 20, 1968, to Philip and Margaret (Thibeau) Williams.
Phil was a man who always told you what he thought and never apologized for who he was. Phil worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center for 10 years, but he was really a writer. He wrote stories and poems as a young man and started publishing within the past five years. He would say that some of his writing was influenced by Stephen King, but Phil's beautiful and twisted imagination was the only muse he really needed. Phil made everyone laugh, especially at themselves. He had a gift for finding humor in odd situations and for showing us that you can't always take life too seriously. Just live YOUR life the best you can and if you're not sure what to do in a situation, then do whatever Superman would do.
Phil will be missed by his partner of 24 years, Larry Bryson, of Palmyra; his mother, Margaret Williams of St. Albans; his father and stepmother, Philip Williams, Sr. and Lucille Williams of Newport; his older sister, Bonnie Williams and her husband Steve McLain, of Trenton, and his younger sister, Holly Williams and her husband, Walter Chapin of Levant. He leaves behind a very special niece and nephew, Amber Jordan of Fairfield and Briar Chapin of Levant, as well as a great niece and nephew, Kylie and Gavin Yeomans of Fairfield.
Phil had many friends, but Ken Mason of Plymouth was one of his dearest friends and was with Phil and Larry at the end, and we the family are forever grateful to both Ken and Larry.
There will be a get-together at Phil's younger sister's home in Levant on July 29th from 5-7 p.m. We don't want to call it a "celebration of life" because Phil would roll his eyes at that. It's a time to talk about Phil and hang out with each other and eat. And if someone could wear a clown suit, then would be fabulous. (Seriously. This is what Phil wanted.)
Published on  July 26, 2017