Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jim Williamson Passes Away

April 3, 2014

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jim Williamson passed away at his home with his family by his side late Wednesday night.

Williamson, 67, was a life-long resident of Santa Rosa County. First elected to the Santa Rosa County Board of Commission District 1 office in 1996, he was re-elected without opposition in 2000. Williamson was once again elected by the citizens of Santa Rosa County in 2008 and 2012 to represent District 1. Williamson served as vice chairman of the board in 1997-1998 and 2010-2012 and chairman in 1998-1999 and 2011-2012. He retired on April 1 due to declining health issues and to spend time with his family.

After graduating from Milton High School in 1964, Williamson played four years of professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinal organization. He was a state certified electrical contractor and owned and operated his local business, Williamson Electrical Co., Inc. since 1976.

Prior to being elected county commissioner, Williamson was a member of the Milton City Council from 1977 to 1985. Throughout the years, he has been active in youth athletics as a parent, coach and sponsor, and won several awards including the God in Government Award and the Santa Rosa County Chamber Leader of the Year. A devout Christian, he and his wife, Paulette, are members of Immanuel Baptist Church. They have five sons, five daughters-in-law and are proud grandparents of 11 grandchildren.

During his tenure as a Santa Rosa County Commissioner, Williamson was known for his financial prudence and his vision for the future of Santa Rosa County.


4 Responses to “Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jim Williamson Passes Away”

  1. Barbara J Bryant on April 4th, 2014 11:35 am

    Jim was really a Great Guy.. He took the time to stop by the businesses
    His Company worked with..We will miss his presence on the S R
    County Board.. He served his constituents well…

  2. Sue Clear on April 4th, 2014 8:55 am

    Rest in peace Jim. Jim will be greatly missed in the construction industry. He was a
    great business man that was loved and respected by all that knew him.

  3. susan on April 3rd, 2014 9:41 pm

    Mr. Williams on was an excellent county commissioner. Thank you for your service.

  4. c.w. on April 3rd, 2014 2:26 pm

    Rest in Piece Jim. You will be missed. Santa Rosa county lost a valuable member of the CC. Now there is only one CC that truly cares about the tax payers.

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.