Carey was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Macon to the late Carey King Williamson and Iva Mae Weaver Williamson. As a child, he traveled with the Boy Scouts on Lake Rabun, where he had fond memories of Rabun County. After graduating high school, he entered the Navy and served in the Pacific theater during the entirety of World War II. After returning home, he married Mary Griggs Williamson in 1946 and returned to Rabun County for their honeymoon. They stayed in the Bleckley Hotel in Clayton. He stated that he wanted to live in Clayton someday. Carey was employed with Central Georgia Railways and then Norfolk Southern Railways, where he retired. After retirement, he got his wish. He was able to purchase a home in Clayton in 1982 and has lived in Clayton ever since. He became an active member of St. James Episcopal Church and loved his church family. Carey was a loving husband to his wife of 68 years and loving father to his children.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Williamson was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Williamson Parker.
He is survived by: his wife; son, Carey King Williamson III of Georgetown, S.C.; daughters, Catherine Irene Williamson of Clayton and Mary Louise Williamson of Marietta; four grandchildren, Tracy L. Williamson, Patrick S. Marks, Chris R. Williamson and Georgia W. Bixler; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will have a memorial service at 5:30 today at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Steve Hall officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. James Outreach, P.O. Box 69, Clayton, GA 30525, in memory of Carey King Williamson Jr.
Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, June 12, 2014