Eddie Williamson Obituary

April 24, 2023

Eddie A. Williamson, 76, of Katy, Texas, passed away peacefully at home April 16, 2023. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Although born in Seattle, Washington, Eddie grew up in the Houston area, graduating from Jesse Jones Senior High School in 1964. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas-Austin and was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. As a member of the Eighth Army, he attained the rank of SP5, serving in Korea as a medic. After the Army, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, earning his Master of Arts in Geology. In the Geology Department Library, he met his future wife, Connie. They married in 1973, and then he worked with Amoco Production Company until his retirement. Eddie enjoyed volunteering as an umpire for youth baseball and softball, collecting rocks and minerals, astronomy, and especially serving on leadership boards at the University of Missouri-Columbia for 38 years. Under his leadership of the UMC Geology Development Board, the Geology Field Camp was awarded #1 in the United States, as well as other significant improvements in the Department of Arts & Science. He also enjoyed sharing conversations inspired by his Eighth Army cap.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents W.A. "Andy" and Margaret (Evans) Williamson. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Connie, children Andy and Laura Williamson, grandchildren Ethan and Samantha Williamson and John Norman and great-granddaughter Channing Williamson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the University of Missouri Department of Geology "Williamson Family Geology Endowment." Please click the link below to make an online donation or make checks out to "University of Missouri Department of Geology" and indicate the name of the endowment on the memo line. The mailing address is: Department of Geology, 101 Geological Sciences Building, Columbia MO 65211.

Published by South Park Funeral Home and Cemetery - Pearland on Apr. 21, 2023.