Jerry Williams has no big plans for his future. And he likes it that way. He’s already accomplished more than most people will in two lifetimes. Now, after 66 years, Jerry prefers to sit back, enjoy his family, and take time to read the newspaper.
Jerry, father of four, grandfather of 12, and great-grandfather of eight, served stateside in the United States Marine Corps and then enlisted in the Navy. In four years he traveled around the world three times on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger. During his time in the Navy, Jerry met his beautiful wife, Veronica, and they are celebrating forty years of marriage this year. After leaving the Navy, Jerry worked for the Department of Defense for nearly 31 years before retiring in 2010. It was a few years into retirement when Jerry’s health suddenly started declining.