Tech. Sgt. Leslie D. Williams was born Jan. 25, 1975 in Juneau. He graduated from JDHS in 1993. He passed away Jan. 25, 2011. Leslie entered the Air Force on March 26, 1996. He attended Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and continued Technical School at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he trained as an Armament Systems Specialist. His assignments include Eielson Air Force Base and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base for the past 11 years. Williams’ awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
An airman of the 4th Fighter Wing, Les was also a remembered coach and much loved mentor of the Little Eagles football team in the Rosewood community in North Carolina.
Les is survived by his wife Tonya, sons Christian and Phoenix and daughter Allyson. Others survived by Les include his brother Joshua Williams; sisters Janet Williams, Mary Williams, and Jessica Williams. Williams grew up in the home of his aunt, Sue Ann Lindoff, whom he called “Mom Sue.” There, he lived with cousins he considered sibling Marcia Collins, Linda Williams and James Johnson. He is also survived by numerous family members throughout Alaska and the Lower 48.
A memorial fund has been set up in Les’ name. The money will go to ease some of the expenses and assist the family in any way possible. Contributions can be sent to the TSgt Leslie D. Williams Memorial Fund at USAA Federal Savings Bank, 10750 McDermott Freeway, San Antonio, TX 78288-9876. Please note account No. 120674858 and routing No. 314074269 on any contributions.
A memorial service to honor Williams will be held Sunday at the Tlingit and Haida Community Hall, 3235 Hospital Dr. Services will begin at 5 p.m. and a light luncheon will follow. For those wishing to contribute or who have any questions please contact Joshua Williams at 500-2791.
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