Retired Oldham Circuit Judge George Williamson passes away Saturday.

Williamson Jr., George F.

 WILLIAMSON, GEORGE F. JR., 86, of LaGrange, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Baptist Hospital North East. He was a retired Circuit Judge of the 12th Judicial District comprised of Oldham, Henry, Trimble, Shelby, Anderson and Spencer Counties. After the division of the District by the 1972 General Assembly, he was the Circuit Judge of Oldham, Henry and Trimble Counties. He was Judge from 1970 until his retirement in January 1983.He practiced law in Oldham County, and in Kentucky State and Federal Courts. He was a member of The American Bar Association and The Kentucky Bar Association. The Kentucky Bar Association honored him in 1994. He was Senior Counselor until his death. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1948-1956 from Oldham and Trimble Counties and Oldham County Attorney from 1958-1966. Member of the original DeHaven Memorial Baptist Church, LaGrange Rotary Club for 54 years, Volunteer for the old Tri- County Baptist Hospital, Fortitude Masonic Lodge # 47 and Honored as Oldham County outstanding citizen of the year in 1974, member of Valley of Rest Cemetery Board and American Legion Post # 39, Oldham County History Center and one of the original founders of the Oldham County Country Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was active in the Pacific War Zone. Judge Williamson was born in Williamson, WV, the son of George F. Williamson Sr. and Lera Boyd Wampler. His education included Williamson High School, Western Kentucky University, Jefferson Law School, University of Louisville, JD Class of 1948, National Judiciary College in Reno, NV, in 1972, and Law Update in 1982. Ruth, his wife of 54 years, entered into rest on November 28, 1995. Survivors include his sons, James F. Williamson (Gayle) and George F. Williamson III (Rosemarie); sisters, Helen Williamson and Mary Jane Musgrove; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a friend, Billie R. Clark, who cared for him. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2006 at DeHaven Memorial Baptist Church. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church. Burial: Valley of Rest Cemetery. Family requests memorial gifts to Hospice of Louisville.

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