Roy Dale 'Bear' Williamson
March 25, 1961 - Jan. 5, 2022
April 6, 2022
Roy Dale "Bear" Williamson, 60, of Sweet Home passed away Jan. 5, 2022.
He was born March 25, 1961 in Lebanon to Ray James and LaMona E. (Stein) Williamson.
He was raised in Lebanon, Sweet Home and Klamath Falls. He attended Lebanon Union, Mazama and Klamath Union High Schools.
Bear served in the United States Army, serving his country with pride, honor and patriotism from 1979 to 1986.
He was a SP4 Cavalry Scout 19D10. He received these special honors: Good Conduct Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 1. He also received the Overseas Service Ribbon.
After his military service he was employed as a meat cutter for Safeway and was later assistant manager in the meat department at Market of Choice.
He loved the outdoors – both hunting and fishing, his Harley motorcycles and barbecuing. He was very skilled and competitive at the game of horseshoes.
He was a die-hard Washington Redskins Fan for Life and was a big fan of NASCAR racing. He loved spending time with his friends and family. He cherished his dog Chumley.
Bear is survived by his life partner of 27 years, Christine of Sweet Home; children Casey Carter of Brownsville, and Brandi Nix of Lebanon; mother and stepfather LaMona (Stein) and Earnie Williamson of Klamath Falls; father and stepmother Ray and Pat James of Scio; brothers Gary (Patti) Williamson-James of Salem, and Rick (Laura Lynn) Williamson of Prineville; sisters Taunia (Kenny) Davidson of Tigard, and Tammy Moreland of Lebanon; seven grandchildren; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A graveside service, with military honors, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Gilliland Cemetery. A celebration will follow at noon at the Sweet Home VFW.
Memorial contributions can be made in Bear's name to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 580 Main Street, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.