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Alan Douglas Williams

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Alan Douglas Williams, 81, of Hagerstown, MD passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Meritus Hospital.
Born June 24, 1939, in Elmira, New York.  His parents later moved from New York to Hagerstown when his father accepted a position as the Chief Engineer for the city.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Sarah Williams and his sister, JoAnn Daugherty of Long Island, NY.   Alan graduated from North Hagerstown High School in Hagerstown and attended Towson University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned his Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. 
Alan taught science and math in the Washington County School District and retired after 37 years.  Everywhere he went in Hagerstown he was always recognized by his former students and loved by all.  Alan had many hobbies such as stamp collecting, playing bingo and was well known for his karaoke singing!  He was also an avid fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles!  He may not have been able to attend the games in person; however, he always watched their games and cheered them on!  
He is survived by his loving wife, Minnie Catherine Williams, as well as five children; Nancy Royce (Terry) of Dunkirk, MD;  Raymond Douglas Everett (Dora) of Hagerstown, MD; Walter Everett (Monika) of Canton, OH;  Ronald Everett (Michelle/deceased) of McMinnville, TN; and Joseph Everett (Tina) of Camden, TN.  Alan also had 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  Alan loved his time with the all of the grand’s and thoroughly enjoyed hosting Easter egg hunts, special holidays together and especially when they visited and facetimed with him.  He was also survived by his siblings: two sisters: Sally Fiery (Roger) of Hagerstown, MD; Jackie McCarron of Honey Brook, PA; one brother Bob Williams (Susan) of Calhoun, GA.  He also had many nieces and nephews, and a special friend, to both Alan and Minnie, Beth Towns of Hagerstown, MD.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 16th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM; immediately followed by a memorial service at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD.
Interment will be at the Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, MD
Online condolences may be expressed at



Guest Book

God bless and Rest In Peace Uncle Alan, fair winds and following seas

Doug Dougherty
Little River, S.C.

Hagerstown , Md.

May you Rest In Peace Alan. Prayers for Minnie and family for their loss of a Great man. Love you always Alan

Anita Everett
Union City, TN

We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. Hold your memories of Alan tightly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob and Rhonda
Cumberland , Maryland

I savor fond memories of uncle Alan coming to visit as I was growing up. Alan made a special effort to spend time with us as children and young adults. Whenever we spoke on the phone he never failed to ask me about my brothers and sisters. Alan, rock on and entertain the angels with your singing. You will be missed.

Miki Mc Carron
Honey Brook, PA.

Minnie, I am so sorry for your loss. Alan was such a great uncle when we were young -- he and Bobby would come up to visit. Alan was in his twenties, and we would literally throw ourselves at him... Poor man was mobbed by all these McCarron children and dogs and He and Bobby just rolled with it... He was amazing. Love, Mary-Jo

Mary-Jo & Jonathan Hummel
Mount Airy, MD

Thoughts and prayers are with the family... I had Mr Williams when I attended Springfield Middle... he was a great teacher.. RIP

Hagerstown, MD

We McCarrons will remember the warmth of uncle Alan's spirit and take a lesson from him on the importance of family, especially during these momentous times.

Stephen McCarron
New York, NY

Dear Family, I graduated with Alan in 1957. Over the years we would run into each other at various events. A long time ago, If I remember correctly, he umpired a softball game when my daughter played. He was always friendly and a gentleman. He was a credit to our class. His obituary shows what an outstanding citizen and family man he was. I know he is missed but he leaves a wonderful legacy. Jo Ann

Jo Ann (Copenhaver) Kline
Clear Spring, Maryland

Rest in Peace, Alan.

Jonne McCarron
Montclair, New Jersey

My 6th grade science teacher. Day one, he sat me next to the new girl, who quickly became a friend(and still is 30+yrs later). My sincere condolences to his family.

Kelly Tracey
Greencastle, Pa

He was a nice guy, a great teacher and a wonderful roll model. Condolences.

Rich Endrich
Caddo Mills, Tx

May the Peace that passeth all understanding rest and abide whith you now and forever. AMEN.

William Hines
Dunkirk , MD

So sorry to hear .I wish I could be there with all of you especially Aunt Minnie, ,Alan was a wonderful man everyone loved him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Love you!

Canton, Ohio

I attended Springfield Middle from roughly 1978-80. I had Mr. Williams for biology. He also fitted many shoes for my family at Thom McCann's at the Valley Mall. Rest in peace. Fondly remembered.

Kim Rizer-Herbaugh
North Canton, Ohio

Minnie I am so sorry for your loss. Praying strength over you. May God bless you and your family.

Pam Wallace and family
Bellville, Texas

Mr. Williams was a great science teacher. I remember him fondly. Prayers for the family.

Mary Taylor
Frederick, Maryland

He taught many at Springfield Middle. He was my teacher and later in life , he was my friend. Alan was a tremendous support of bands I was a part of and also was my partner helping me do karaoke through the 1990’s. He spoiled my children and became friends with my parents as well. He was an incredible man that loved his friends and family. He was often with us for holiday celebrations. I remember when he got married to Minnie. We enjoyed celebrating . He was a true blessing and I am so grateful to have had him in my life. Our sincerest condolences and love to his family! Little Willie, Papa Smurf or Yoda will surely be loved in the after life. Thank you for being my teacher and my friend. You will certainly be missed by so many!

Tina Brown Wilson
Williamsport , Maryland

We all miss you greatly! Love you!

Nancy Royce
Dunkirk, MD

Minnie, you and Alan are so dear to our hearts and Scott & I will always remember our times together singing karaoke or just hanging out at your house. Alan wouldn't want you to be sad but to remember all the laughter and good times you had together.... we're here for you always and we love you bunches!!!

Scott & Gina Lowry
Hagerstown, MD

We all miss you greatly! Love you!

Nancy Royce
Dunkirk, MD

Rest in Peace, my brother. When Al was young, he liked to perform . He loved to sing & act in local plays. We acted in a local play @ Zion's Church, under the direction of Rev. Haines, where he played my son. He loved to visit us in New Jersey, because he enjoyed visiting with our children. In recent years when we spoke on the phone, he always inquired about the whole family.

Jacqueline McCarron
Honey Brook, PA

So sorry to hear about the passing of Alan. He was an amazing teacher. I had him in 8th grade at Springfield Middle School. Please let me know if you need anything. Love, The Thompson family (Jessica Thompson)

Jessica Thompson
Hagerstown, Md

Aunt Minnie I’m so sorry for the loss. I send you peace, hugs, and love.

Heather (Lipscomb) Cooper
Oakland , Maryland

Alan I will miss you so very much,u will always remain in my heart I'll never forget ur smiling face what I will miss is seeing u whenever I come to clean for minnie,I know she will miss u so much,"minnie I love u and will keep u in my prayers always,you wont never be alone u will always have me and so many who love u dearly always in my heart connie

Connie grove
Maugansville , Md

He made me write i will not chew gum in school 1000 times lol. Oh the memories RIP

Denise Rice
Hagerstown , Md

Dear Minnie and family , so sorry for your loss ! Allen was such a great person! Keeping you all in my prayers ! Sending much Love and Big Hugs for all !

Cindy Wilson
Alliance, OH

Ronald newton Everett
Mcminnville, TN

So very sorry for your lost.

Sandra Moody
Bradenton, FL

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