by A’Lana Cutshall, office manager, Vero Beach congregation

VERO BEACH, Fla. (BNc) — Boyd Albert Williams passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida.

Williams was born Dec. 7, 1932 in Harlam, Ky. He married Donna Sprout Dec. 17, 1955, was baptized in 1960 in Escondido, Cal. and has been a Gospel Preacher since 1961

Williams retired from the United States Navy in 1970. He was a preacher for the Vero Beach church for ten years and held a position as Elder at the church for ten years.

Williams is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter Teresa Williams; daughter and son-in-law Yvonne and John Palmer; grandchildren Lindsay Palmer, Jeff Shaffer, Katie Palmer and Josh Palmer; sisters Mona Petracoora, Peggy Stachura and Carol Kay Frye; numerous nieces and nephews and thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to Vero Beach Church of Christ to benefit Hope Children’s Home in Guyana; 3306 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.