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Pastor Brian Williamson

Phil 4:13 All things are possible through Him who strengthens me.

  Pastor Brian Williamson was born in San Diego, California. Brian grew up around San Diego, traveling the U.S. and Canada extensively each summer with his family. Every summer his family visited relatives, stayed at National Parks and camped with his parents, sister and brothers. During his junior year he traveled to Rotorua, New Zealand as an exchange student. He came back for his senior year, when he was injured while wrestling. Nerve damage caused him to lose the use of his left arm. He came to Jesus awaiting another of many surgeries. Nerve damage doesn’t heal, so he began praying, “God you made me, you can remake me.” God answered his prayers giving him the use of his arm back seven years later and called him to the ministry.

He moved to east Tennessee and became a United Methodist minister. Pastor Brian last served at Mount Crest United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Joyce Williamson (Frazier clan); two daughters Megan (Christopher) Goggans and Krystal Williamson; parents, Bob and Charlene Williamson; sister, Lori Chambliss (Larry); brothers, Scott (Debbie) Williamson and Ian (Rebecca) Williamson; brother-in-law, Tom (Marybeth) Welliver and numerous nephews and nieces.

Memorial services was held Saturday, January 2, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Glenn Moseley officiating.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

1 Comment

  1. Margo Hutchinson on October 12, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    I was so sorry to read of Brian’s passing so young. I knew him as a teenager at Oceanside High School.
    Best wishes to his wife and daughters and other family who will .miss him

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