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Danny Curtis Williams, 60, of Gloucester, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 22, 1955 in North Carolina to Rashie and Juanita Williams. After graduating from Richland High School, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a 22-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard and later served with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 75 as the financial officer.  

In 1981, he met and married his wife, Nena Forbes Williams and together they had three children. They have lived in Gloucester for the last 29 years. Danny was an avid Redskins fan and he loved UNC. He also loved to cook. His special dish was his famous barbecue with the best sauce ever. He also made great cheesecakes. He loved being in the kitchen trying different dishes. He also loved sports. He started out coaching baseball at Gloucester Youth Baseball, then on to football at Gloucester Youth Football. He also coached girls’ softball at Peasley Middle School, JV softball at Gloucester High School, York Middle School and finally Bruton High School in Williamsburg. During the summer he kept busy coaching Batbusters, ranging from 14-year-old to 18-year-old girls.

After retiring from the Coast Guard he became a maintenance man for Colonial Point Apartments, Gloucester Point. He continued working there for 19 years until the last couple months. He loved the work and the people he met.

After coaching football, he became the president of the Gloucester Youth Football League for seven years. He then became the Commissioner of the Peninsula Youth Football League for many years. Last football season he was inducted into the Bill Kampman Hall of Fame of Gloucester Youth Football.

Danny is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nena F. Williams; three sons, Danny C. Williams Jr. of Texas, Ray Williams, wife Melissa, Robbie Williams, Autumn, and Mary Elizabeth Williams, all of Gloucester. He also has two grandsons, Josiah and Isaiah of Gloucester. Also his father, Rashie Williams, wife Dot; his mother, Juanita Williams from North Carolina, and a very special sister, Lib Mattix from Taunton, Mass. 

The family received friends at the Hogg Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The service will be held later, private.

In Danny’s memory please make contributions to Gloucester Youth Football, P.O. Box 313, Hayes, Va. 23072; attention: Amy McLeod.