Matthew Williams joined WireMasters® in 2011.
Matthew Williams was tragically killed in an automobile accident in March of 2013.
Matthew was born in Knoxville and reared in Columbia, the son of Gary Ferguson Williams and Karen Andrews Williams. He was a 2010 graduate of Columbia Academy where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and 11th in his class. He was very active in all sports particularly football, basketball and baseball. During his basketball career he was Columbia Academy's Most Valuable Player four years in a row, in 2008 made District 11-A All Season, in 2009 he was the District 11-A Most Valuable Player and All Region 6-A, in 2010 made Region 6-A Tournament Team and District 11-A All Season Player of the Year. He scored over 1000 points and currently holds the record for most 3 point shots scored. In baseball he was Columbia Academy's 2008 Most Valuable Player, in 2008 and 2009 he made All District in District 11-A and also played for American Legion Post 19 baseball in 2008 and 2009. In football he was the 2007 Most Valuable Offensive Player for Columbia Academy, in 2008 he was Region 6-1A Honorable Mention and was First Team All Conference Region 6-1A Duck River Valley Conference in 2007. His Senior Year he was voted Most Athletic Boy by his classmates.
Matthew was attending Columbia State Community College while employed by WireMasters®.
Survivors include his parents, Gary Ferguson Williams and Karen Andrews Williams of Columbia; brothers, LeeWilliams of Columbia, Jake Williams of Santa Fe; sister, Gina Calvert of Mt. Pleasant; maternal grandmother, Sandra (Joe Hensley) Chesney of Clinton; maternal grandfather, Jack (Melanie) Andrews of Knoxville; uncle, Jimmy (Melinda) Andrews of Knoxville; aunts, Nancy Ytzen of Memphis, Linda (Billy) Adkins of Lewisburg, Barbara (Roy) Biddy of Columbia; Sandra Greenlee of Only; and great aunt, Janice Frost of Clinton.