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Steve Williams

posted Aug 27, 2020, 1:29 PM by Sapona District   [ updated Aug 27, 2020, 1:30 PM ]
Steve Williams, age 70 of Salisbury passed away unexpectedly at his home in the early hours of Friday, January 17, 2020 after a period of declining health. Steve was born April 18, 1949 in Rowan County to the late James H. and Mildred Moose Williams. Over the years, he held many positions in and around the county and loved working with people.

Steve was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church and attended the Senior Sunday School Class. He was a Scout or Scouter for over 50 years. He was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout and adult leader. A Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and a longtime member of the Cook Team. Steve helped take Scout units to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico 4 times. He was an active leader of the troop at Grace Lutheran Church and a longtime leader of Troop 375 at First Methodist in China Grove. He was a Woodbadge trained leader and assisted at District and Council events. The Scouts loved him because he could make the boys laugh and feel comfortable while camping. He kept many a homesick Scout involved and active. He loved playing cards and making a difference in the lives of so many. He was a vital part of our Scouting program.

Steve was an avid sports fan, especially baseball where his favorite team was the Atlanta Braves. He also loved the Carolina Panthers and spent endless time “bantering” with Pastor Jerome about them. Steve was extremely outgoing and loved people. He loved his family and “cared” for his mother prior to her death.

Left to cherish his precious memory are his sister, Linda Williams of the home and his most beloved dog, Tiny. He also leaves behind many cousins and numerous friends.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky
All is well, safely rest

God is nigh.

Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar, drawing near
Falls the night.

Thanks and praise for our days
Neath the sun, neath the stars, neath the sky
As we go, this we know
God is nigh.