Mike Williams, 56, a native of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, April 26, after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and loved ones. Mike was born February 3, 1955, to Doris and Leland Williams. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1973. He was married to Debbie Giboney from 1974 to 1990. Mike was easy-going, kind and loving. He strived for an uncomplicated life and treasured his family and close friends. He had a passion and talent for driving street stock race cars. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Leland. He is survived by his mother, Doris Ferreira; son, Nathan and daughter-in-law, Patty of Fulton; daughter, Kenda and grandson, Darian of Boonville; sisters, Gail Elder and Cheryl Williams of O'Fallon and Dionne Slavens of Columbia; brother, Hadley Williams of St. Charles. Please join us to celebrate Mike at his FUN-eral Saturday, May 14 at the Tiger Shrine Club, 1300 Blue Ridge Road in Columbia. Per his request we will honor him by enjoying food, drink and music from 4:00 to 8:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mike Williams Memorial Fund at Landmark Bank.