Nicholas Scott Williams
Nicholas (Nick) Scott Williams passed away unexpectedly on April 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV. He was only 37 years old. His family is deeply saddened by his sudden death. Nick was born on Christmas Day 1985 to Scott and Tammy Williams in Worthington, MN. Nick grew up in the many different places that the Air Force took his father. He lived and spent time in Germany, Texas, North Dakota, Azores Islands (Portugal) and was even Professional Association of Diving Instructors certified in Spain at the age of 13. In 2004, Nick graduated from Florida’s Cocoa Beach High School.
Nick joined the Marines and became an Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crew Chief in November of 2005. While in the Marines, he deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in 2008. He earned the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal (with I Bronze Service Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal Certificate of Appreciation, and the Rifle Qualification Badge (earned Expert Award 2 times).
In 2010, wanting to go to college, Nick was honorably released from active USMC duty as a Corporal E4. He pursued his college degree at Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management.
After college graduation, Nick missed the military so much that he decided to join the Army in 2016. He trained to become a master driver trainer, a rescue technician, and a leader in the horizontal construction field. Nick was awarded the Army Commendation Medal from the Soldier Recovery Unit, Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), Non-Commission Officer Professional Development Ribbon, and the Overseas Deployment Ribbon. In February 2022, Nick was combat related medically discharged and retired with honors as a Staff Sergeant E6. During the following year he spent time with his family in Alaska and Las Vegas.
Nick enjoyed working out (pre-disability), playing his X-Box, watching movies, hiking with his service dog (Bulma), archery, shooting air soft, camping, and hunting which included a once in a lifetime hunt for bears in Kodiak, Alaska with his father in April 2022.
Nick had the biggest heart and even though he was a private and quiet person, he was also witty, caring and a simple kind of man. He will be greatly missed by Bulma (his service dog), Scott and Tammy Williams (his parents), Maranda (sister), Alex (brother-in-law), Gabriel (nephew), Sophia (niece) and all the other family members who loved him dearly.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Anne M. Hokenstad officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is handling the arrangements.