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Brian Williams


April 23, 2020

Brian Lloyd Williams, 46, died April 10, at his dream home in Jewell. He was born June 2, 1972, in Beloit, to Eldon "Bub" and Pamela "Pam" (Holdren) Williams. Brian was a lifetime resident of Jewell County, growing up in Jewell and graduating from Jewell High School with the Class of 1990. After high school, he attended Colby Community College and then transferred closer to home to attend Cloud County Community College.

During high school, Brian helped numerous farmers in the Jewell County

area, then followed in his father's footsteps in the trucking business. Brian had a CDL and brokerage license. He was an owner-operator for 22 years and a company driver for seven years. Brian not only enjoyed driving semis, but he also enjoyed participating in derbies and racing his mini-sprints and modifieds for a few years. Brian was a proud father of his three daughters.

Brian is survived by his grandmother, Roberta Holdren of Beloit; sister, Quanita Williams of Manhattan; three daughters, Brennan Williams of Manhattan, Brooke Williams of Kinsley, and Julia Perez of Kinsley, along with their mother, Jacinta Perez of Kinsley; two grandchildren, Charles E. Harmon III (Trey) of Manhattan, and LaTavius B. E. Gamble (TayTay) of Kinsley; Niece and nephew, Zoe and Zander Williams of Manhattan. Brian also is survived by four stepchildren; Trevor Elkins of Mankato, Trenton Elkins of Courtland, Taylar (Elkins) Shelton of Guide Rock, Tiarra (Elkins) Cluck of Mankato; along with their mother, Karen (Grelinger) Smith of Holdrege; 15 step-grandchildren; his lifelong buddies, Keith Mallory of Jewell, and Clinton Novack of the Jamestown area.

Brian was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Pamela Williams;

grandparents, Charles Holdren, Lavern and Susie Monty; uncle, Steven Holdren; niece and nephew, Ellie and Owen Williams; grandchild, baby Gamble.

The family suggested memorial contributions be sent to the memorial fund

that has been established at Farmer Bank and Trust of Kinsley, suggested to be written to Brennan Williams, Brooke Williams, or Julia Perez for funeral expenses.

His funeral will be held and announced at a later date.

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