Sidney 'Top' Williams


SAN DIEGO – Sidney “Top” Scott Williams, 92, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2013 in Poway, Calif. Sidney was born in Houston to John Clifton and Lenora Holleman Williams on June 14, 1921.

He was a Houston High School Class of 1940 graduate. Although he moved away in 1941, he always held a special place in his heart for Houston and all of his relatives and friends, past and present.

On Dec. 9, 1941, 20-year-old Sidney joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served our country during World War II, Korean War and various other duty stations. He retired as a CPO-E7 in 1961 after 20 years of service. In 1983 he retired from the County of San Diego Road Department after 20 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John “Bub” Clifton Jr. and a sister, Hattie Aycock.

Family was everything to Sidney and they are what made him happiest.

He is survived by his beautiful and loving wife of 67 years, Grace Marie, and four kindhearted children; Sidney Scott Jr., John (Janice) Haughelstine, Bruce (Wendi) Haughelstine and Denise (Ron) Haughelstine. He was adored by 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces and nephews in Mississippi, Texas and Georgia. His infectious, loving personality affected the lives of those that were blessed to know him.

A graveside service was held at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego at 12:30 p.m., Monday Sept. 23, 2013.

Poway-Bernado Mortuary of Poway was in charge of arrangements.


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