HARVEY V. WILLIAMS, JR., LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard, retired, age 86, of Port Charlotte, FL died Sunday, June 18, 2006 at Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Punta Gorda, Florida.
He was born June 15, 1920 in Staten Island, New York. Harvey was a veteran of World War II, joining the United State Coast Guard in 1941 a few days after Pearl Harbor. He served most of his duty on the U.S.S. Cambria as a Medic in the South Pacific and Greenland. Harvey retired as a Lieut. Commander after 28 years of service both on active duty and in the reserves.
He received a degree in accounting from Pace University in New York before
moving to South Florida in 1956. In Florida he worked for Prudential Life Insurance and a retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida after working as a Medicare Auditor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In retirement he spent time between Florida and Bena, Gloucester County, Virginia. He attended the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in
Bena. Harvey was a member of the Military Officers Association of America, the Coast
Guard Combat Veterans Association, and American Legion Post #110 and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post #5690 both of Port Charlotte.
Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Phyllis Williams of Port Charlotte;
a son, Wayne Williams of Fort Lauderdale; a daughter, Diane Wood and a grandson,
Logan Wood both of Boca Raton, FL; and a step-daughter, Sandra McKinnon of
Deerfield Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Col. Harvey V. and
Catherine Williams and a brother, Frederick G. Williams.
Funeral services and entombment will be held Thursday 11:00 AM, June 22, 2006 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Rev. Michael J. Zdorow of the Edgewater United Methodist Church of Port Charlotte will officiate with military honors by the U.S. Coast Guard and American Legion Post