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Gary R. Williams Sr., 77, of East Moline passed away March 1, 2019 at his home.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Schroder Mortuary in Silvis is assisting the family with arrangements.
Gary was born July 17, 1941 the son of Ray D. and Loretta Hughes Williams. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. Gary served on the Silvis Police Department for 26 years including 18 as Police Chief. He was also a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.
Survivors include his daughters Melody Panno and Brenda (Jeff) Larson; son Gary (Andrea) Williams Jr.; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and a brother Jack (Chris) Williams.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Tom Williams.