On 15 August 2011, Lake Murray Power Squadron lost long-time member Elmer Harris Williamson Jr.
Born in Hendersonville, N.C., on 20 Sept. 1925, he was a son of the late Elmer Harris Williamson Sr. and Hannah Johnson Williamson. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, he was a civil engineer at B.P. Barber & Associates until his retirement in 1987. He was a member and one-time president of the South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers.
In 1969, he joined Lake Murray Power Squadron. During his 44 years of membership, he served as commander, attained the grade of Junior Navigator and became a Life Member, earning 27 merit marks. He was also a member of Lake Murray Boating and Sports Club and Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church.
Elmer H. Williamson Jr. is survived by his son, Rusty Williamson and his wife Robin; daughters Gloria Addy and her husband Wayne, Terri Bellika and her husband David, Sandy Andrews, and Cathy Brewer and her husband Harry; stepdaughters Pat Pyle and Jan Collins; grandchildren Stacey Grooms, Scott Addy, Jason Brewer, Melanie Brewer, Jason Andrews, Jesse Andrews, Dwane Bellika and Dustin Williamson; step-grandchildren Heidi Goff, Christopher Pyle and Marshall Pyle; eight great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Margaret C. Williamson, his second wife Gloria P. Williamson and his brother Curtis D. Williamson.