Orren Wade Williams passed away on Saturday September 9th 2017. He was born January 18th 1948 to Ethel Irene Carson and Laroy Wade Williams. He is survived by his younger brother, Robert Williams, and his two children: Sarah Elizabeth Williams and Daniel Wade Williams.
Orren served in the Navy during the Vietnam War during 1969 to 1974. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences at LSU (1975), a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at LSU (1976), and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at Georgia Tech (1978). Orren taught Mechanical Engineering at Southern Polytechnic State University for 27 years before retiring, 1978 to 2003. Orren also served as a Cobb County Sheriff's Deputy, reaching the rank of Captain before retiring in 2003. After retiring for 5 years, Orren decided to continue teaching by building an Engineering Track at Wheeler High School. He taught at Wheeler from 2007 to 2016.
Orren was extremely active at Atlanta Yacht Club, including serving as commodore . Orren went on to sail nearly every type of boat that had a fleet at AYC: Thistle, Snipe, Y-Flyer, Laser, 420, and even the Opti (there are pictures to prove it). He took his passion for teaching and became in integral part to all the sailing courses offered at AYC, becoming the head of the Adult Sailing Courses offered in the Spring and Fall seasons.
The Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 24, 4pm, at Atlanta Yacht Club, 7120 Yacht Club Dr. Acworth, Ga. 30102