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Folks Of Interest Eric Williams~Hotrod Leather-R.I.P.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,190

    dirty old man

    Sad news indeed. I have his door straps that limit opening on my roadster.
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  2. dickster27
    Joined: Feb 28, 2004
    Posts: 3,065

    from Texas

    Go with God Eric, glad to have known you my friend.
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  3. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,531


    Sad news to see.
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  4. mcmopar
    Joined: Nov 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,469

    from Strum, wi

    Sorry to here. RIP
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  5. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 7,969


    Rest easy big guy, your beautiful products will be reminders of your sweet soul
  6. God Bless Eric and his family.
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  7. reagen
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
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  8. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,700

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Just saw this... Man. I really liked that guy. Bums me out.
  9. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,168

    from Commack NY

    Joined: Jul 20, 2008
    Posts: 198


    Purchased 3 of those registration holders from him a couple of years ago and he was just a pleasure to talk to and deal with. RIP Eric.
  11. dmdeaton
    Joined: Nov 25, 2017
    Posts: 357


    Loved his work
    Have hood straps, registration holders, and cup holders and his sticker on my laptop.
  12. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,587


    Post "em up, fellows! Just a little tribute to one of our guys, another soul gone too soon.
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  13. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,479

    from WA

    Just saw this ... Condolences to his friends and family .... RIP Eric
  14. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,374


    Jeff, Sorry to hear this. I did not know the man, but if you called him friend he must have been a Good Guy. R.I.P. Eric.
  15. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,268


    Sad news, passed much too young. His work was very nice, the attention to craftsmanship tells a lot about the person. RIP
  16. larryymoore
    Joined: Jul 27, 2019
    Posts: 1


    Very interesting person
  17. Eric's obituary was recently published on The Press Democrat logo.png & Gold Country Media logo.png websites:

    Eric Williams - Bass.jpg
    Eric Williams 3/28/1956 - 6/26/2019

    Eric was born in Oakland and grew up in Auburn. He died peacefully in the company of loved ones in his own West Petaluma home of 34 years.

    Eric had a full and interesting life. Endlessly curious, he developed numerous interests and countless skills during his 63 years on earth.

    He was a master craftsman who restored award winning vintage cars. He built and raced his own race car. He was skilled in many other areas such as leatherwork and woodwork but this doesn't even begin to describe the full extent of Eric's skills and knowledge. He was endlessly creative and designed and made all of his own business products. He was also a musician who loved playing his bass with friends. In all of these things, Eric was largely self taught.

    Eric was also an inventor who created products he thought would make lives a little easier, especially for the working man. One of his products is now sold internationally.

    Eric had a somewhat twisted sense of humor and outstanding story telling skills which he shared generously with friends and family. This sense of humor was a constant in his life and was present until the very end.

    Finally, Eric loved his family and friends very much, something he expressed multiple times during his last days.

    Eric was a big man with a big presence. He will be missed and the world will be a little less interesting without him.

    Survived by brothers Lance Williams and Neil Williams, niece Aimee Williams, nephew Ian Williams, sisters-in-law Gale Williams and Cheri Williams, cousins Maynard Williams and wife Phy Williams, and Tim Williams.

    Preceded in death by brother Brent Williams, mother Shirley Jilbert Williams, and father James Williams.

    A memorial service will be held at Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma, CA. on Sunday, August 11th from 2-5 p.m
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
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  18. So sorry to hear of his passing.
    Condolences to his family.
    RIP God Bless.
  19. Rest in Peace......

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