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Remembering Jamie Williamson: family man, friend, leader and inspiration

San Ramon, Calif. — Jamie K. Williamson was loved deeply, respected highly and lived humbly. He passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2022, at age 62. Jamie was first and foremost a husband, father, grandfather and brother. He also held a deep faith in Jesus Christ, and showed it in the way he loved and treated others.

Jamie was born in Galesburg, Illinois, to Charles Williamson and Eloise (Weidner) Williamson. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a civil engineering degree. He married his high school sweetheart, Susie, in 1983, and they raised a loving family and were always active contributors to the well-being of their friends, neighbors, church and communities.

Jamie is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years, Susie Cree Williamson, his three children, four grandchildren, and four siblings: daughter Emma Barry (Brendan) and their children Conor, Ryann and Leila (Fort Worth, TX); son Alex (Emily) and their son Miles (Antelope, CA); daughter Annie (Danville, CA); sister Jill Johnson and brothers Terry (Renee) and Scott (Cindy) all of Fort Worth, Texas. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Linda Myron (Galesburg, IL).

The full reach of Jamie’s life was extraordinary. He was fully dedicated to his work, and rose to be a top executive at Topcon Positioning Systems. His position took him all over the globe where he not only created business successes, but grew friendships and trust wherever he went. He was always kind, generous, encouraging and humble. His character was beyond reproach (even on the golf course).

And golf was his other passion. As was Jamie’s way in everything he did, he fully enjoyed the challenges of the game, and as he always did, mastered it too. In 2016 he and his professional team mate were second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which brought him accolades from all over the world.

Jamie cherished his family, loved the Lord, honored his friends and co-workers, and brought a true spirit of brotherly love to all who knew him. A memorial to Jamie’s well-lived life will be held Saturday, October 8, at 1 pm at his home church, Canyon Creek Church, 9015 S. Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon, California. Livestreaming details are available here.

The family has requested that memorials be sent to Canyon Creek Church or First Tee Tri-Valley. For memorial donations to Canyon Creek Church you can donate online here or send a check to the address above. For First Tee Tri-Valley, please send a check to First Tee Tri-Valley, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566. Whichever organization you chose, please note on the check that it is for the Jamie Williamson Memorial.