Michael Shane Williams


Michael Shane Williams, 52, passed away July 17, 2019. Shane was born Oct. 6, 1966, to Dewey and Linda Evans Williams in Loudon County. Shane was the pastor and founder of the The Place of Refuge Church in Crossville for 17 years. Shane was a graduate of Lenoir City High School class of 1984. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the Pride of the Southland marching band. Shane was a fun, devoted, loving husband and father to Julie and Isabella and nothing meant more to him and brought him any more joy than his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was a total pushover for any kid that ask for anything, especially toys and candy.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Julie Williams; daughter, Isabella Williams; mother, Linda Williams; father, Dewey Williams; brother, Brandon Williams (Crystal); sister-in-law, Lisa Schrimsher (Jeff); brothers-in-law, Richard Martin (Wendy) and David Martin (Amy); grandmother, Annie Evans; aunt, Sue Wright; father- and mother-in-law, Woody and Peggy Martin; Victoria Elliott (niece), Noah Rankin (nephew), Luke Martin (nephew), Hannah Renee Martin (niece), Hannah Ruth Rankin (niece), Joel Martin (nephew), Katie Martin (niece), Carly Williams (niece), John Martin (nephew), Kymbal Williams (niece) and Brystol Williams (niece).
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dewey and Ailene Williams; grandfather, George Evans; and uncle, Roy Wright.
A memorial service for Shane will be held on Saturday, July 27, at noon central time at The Place of Refuge Church, 164 Oak Road, Crossville, TN 38555, the Rev. Woody Martin officiating.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
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Katherine Prince
Jul 26, 2019
Emerald Garden Basket was purchased for the family of Michael Shane Williams by Katherine Prince.  Send flowers
Jul 25, 2019
I carry in my Bible cloths we anointed and prayed over for my nieces and nephews. They will be there when I draw my last breath. Pastor Shane had a true love for God and served many. I can hear our Lord saying, enter in my good and faithful servant, your work on earth is done...Rest Pastor Shane
Prayers for family and friends
Cindy Hall
Jul 25, 2019
I'm sorry for your losd,but oh rejoicing that Pastor Shane is home with Jesus
Just want to say thank you for being such a great pastor to my nephew Philip Graham. He sure loved and honored Pastor Shane's ministry
God Bless you all
Cheryl A Poe
Jul 19, 2019
You was always an angel here on earth now you have gained your true wings to stand beside our Lord Father at his throne . Amen My condolences to your precious family . Rest In Peace My Beloved Friend 🕊