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1934 Joyce 2023

Joyce Williams

May 16, 1934 — September 12, 2023

Joyce Marie Williams, 89, of Athens, Tennessee, passed away on September 12, 2023. She was born on May 16, 1934 in Delafield, Wisconsin to the late George and Eva (Lamiere) Bingenheimer.

Joyce and Jack raised their family in Genesee, Wisconsin for 40 years. After they retired, they lived in Leesburg, Florida for 22 years. They then moved to Athens, Tennessee in 2022. In 1991 they purchased a cottage on Lake Camelot in the town of Rome, Wisconsin where they enjoyed boating, campfires and creating memories with friends and family. Joyce loved traveling, sewing, entertaining friends and families and animals.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 70 years, whom she married on June 9, 1953, John "Jack" Williams; children, Laurie Nelson of Dousman, Wisconsin, Colleen (Brett) Andersen of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, Kristeen (Alan) Vieau of Hubertus, WI; grandchildren, Susan Nelson, Ashley (Jake) Curtis, Michael (Kristin) Sampson, Melissa Sampson, Megan (Mark) Tews, Alec Vieau. Seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald and a sister, Joan.

Per Joyce's wishes there will be no services. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial Contributions may be made to McMinn Regional Humane Society, 219 Alford St., Athens, TN 37303 and/or to the Alzheimer's Association at

You are encouraged to share a memory of Joyce and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial webpage and guestbook at Companion Funeral Home of Athens, Tennessee is honored to assist her family with these arrangements.

In memory of Joyce Williams, please consider making a donation to one of the following charities:


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