Charles Spencer Williams

Charles Spencer Williams, 32, died Oct. 16, 2020, in Klawock.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1988, in Ketchikan.

He resided in Klawock most of his life, and attended elementary, junior high and senior high school in Klawock. He also resided briefly in Ketchikan, and, from 2018 to 2019, in Aberdeen, Washington.

Mr. Williams was employed as a tree thinner (WKW Reforestation) millworker (Viking Lumber), longshoreman (Southeast Stevedoring) and as an auto mechanic.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping, woodcutting, reading Alaska Native and true wildlife stories, loud music, long drives, his dog and his grandmother’s cookies.

“Charles’ greatest love was his three boys, Makhi, Vance and Calder, and family,” his family writes.

He fought leukemia for six years.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Spencer Williams, Mabel Williams and Lita Clark.

He is survived by his children, Makhi Williams, Charles Vance Williams and Calder Williams; mother Wendy Kay Reyes; stepfather, Victor Reyes; father, Shawn Brown; stepmother, Donna Brown; grandparents, Sal Williams Sr. and Sharon Williams, Roy and Donna Williams, and Roy and Janice Clark; brother, John Haines; sister, Christina Haines; half-brother, Tyler Canaday; stepbrothers, Alex Lavender Reyes and Travis Jerrel; stepsisters, Rose Lavender Reyes and Lily Reyes; uncle, Sal Williams; aunt, Mandy Dilts; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A service was held at 4 p.m. Oct. 30, 2020, at the Klawock ANB Hall, officiated by Frank Demmert.

Mr. Williams’ remains were cremated, and, after a one-year party, will be intered at the Klawock Cemetery.