The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Jul 3, 2019.
Sad news indeed. I have his door straps that limit opening on my roadster.
Go with God Eric, glad to have known you my friend.
Sad news to see.
Sorry to here. RIP
Rest easy big guy, your beautiful products will be reminders of your sweet soul
God Bless Eric and his family.
R I P
Just saw this... Man. I really liked that guy. Bums me out.
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.
Loved his work
Have hood straps, registration holders, and cup holders and his sticker on my laptop.
Post "em up, fellows! Just a little tribute to one of our guys, another soul gone too soon.
Just saw this ... Condolences to his friends and family .... RIP Eric
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.
Sad news, passed much too young. His work was very nice, the attention to craftsmanship tells a lot about the person. RIP
Very interesting person
Eric's obituary was recently published on
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
So sorry to hear of his passing.
Condolences to his family.
RIP God Bless.
Rest in Peace......
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