Mr. Billy Williams

It is with regret that we pass on the sad news that former Commodore and long time member Mr Billy Williams has sadly passed away recently.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 20th February at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth at 3.15pm.

Family flowers only, donations if desired may be sent to The RNLI, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.

William (Billy) John David Williams

Born in Carmarthen in 1942, where he went on to meet his Future Wife Pam on a blind date at the Lyric cinema.

Billy joined the Royal Air-force Police in 1964, as a Dog Handler, and spent several years in the Seletar Camp, Singapore as well as Audley End, Saffron Walden, (for which his daughter Saffron is named).

On his return to Wales, in 1969, Billy joined Dyfed Powys Police Constabulary, with his first posting in Pembrokeshire, where he raised his two daughters, Lisa and Saffron; the family eventually living above the Police Station in Charles Street, Milford Haven.

He spent time as a Traffic officer but was ‘strategically’ moved after one of the vehicles ended on its roof. He quickly passed his Sergeants exam after just 2 years in the force, and Inspectors exam after just 3 years, and later trained as a police negotiator.

Billy spent a brief time in Llandrindod Wells, returning to Milford Haven on the birth of his Grandson Daniel. Billy finished his 30 year police career in 1999 as Detective Inspector of Milford Haven Police Station.

Billy fell in love with and spent much time on the Sea. He was an accomplished diver (becoming a certified trainer), rower (receiving a commendation for services to rowing) and Sailor, with many trophies. Billy served many years as both secretary and later Commodore of Pembrokeshire Yacht Club as well as participating in, organising and overseeing hundreds of races.

Billy spent the last 25 years of his life living in Wellington Gardens, overlooking the estuary that he loved so much.

He died peacefully at home.

Billy was the dearly loved husband of Pam, devoted father of Lisa and Saffron, adored grandfather (Grumpy) to Daniel and Katie, and much respected and loved by his extended family, including Steven and Matt.

All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven. Telephone 01646 693180.