We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
In 1890 we began operating from a hardware store located on the old courthouse square downtown. Our business grew, and we moved to the Thomas residence on what is now North Main Street downtown. Richard “Dick” Williams owned and operated the company from 1944 until his death in 1985. Dick was well known for his compassion and dedication to service. Dick's son, Gene Williams continued the legacy of service established by his father from 1985 until his death in 2016. Under his direction, our company grew to three locations for the convenience of the families we serve. Today, Williams-Thomas is owned and operated by Gene's son, Rick Williams, who is a licensed funeral director.
Williams-Thomas Funeral Home was established on the idea of our family serving and helping other families who are experiencing their greatest loss.
Today, we are proud to be the oldest funeral and cremation company in the Alachua County area, deep-rooted in tradition and heritage. Rick Williams, along with his experienced staff, continue the legacy of his father and grandfather. Together, they uphold the tradition of trust and high quality service that has come to be expected from Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes for over 3 generations.Type or paste your funeral home history here.
While remaining loyal to our roots as Gainesville's leading Funeral Home and Cremation Services provider, Williams- Thomas has enthusiastically embraced technology and contemporary ideas assuring our families' expectations are exceeded every day.
This modern approach is driven by the requests of numerous families seeking experiences which focus on the individuality of their family and that of their loved one who has passed. Our Life Tributes and Celebration Ceremonies are more creative and interactive leading to a unique experience for all who attend. And, our five Certified Life Celebrants are available to assist and guide you in creating a remembrance of a life well-lived.