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Brentley E Williams

March 17, 1946 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 76)

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Brentley Edward Williams was born March 17, 1946 of Robert Williams and Joyce Dourghty in Portland Oregon.  Reverend Brent Williams 76, passed away at South Beach Manor in Newport, Oregon April 16, 2022. 

He was raised with his older brother and sister, Timothy Wayne Williams and Penney Hinz.  His fondest childhood memories included spending weekends with his family on the Oregon Coast in Seaside.

Upon graduating from Reynolds High School, Portland, Oregon, he enlisted in the US Armed Forces.  He served in Germany and in Vietnam from 1965 to 1968. 

Soon after his discharge, He met his future wife, Leslie Coats.  Their first date was at Ethel’s Coffee Shop off Burnside in Portland and they were married three months later, August 31, 1968.  Their love has continued for over 53 years.

He enrolled in Conquerors Bible College in 1970 and graduated in 1973.  Shortly after, He, his wife, and three daughters moved to Weiser, ID for his first pastorate.  He was an ordained minister in good standing with the United Pentecostal Church International for over 50 years.

His ability to consume large volumes of reading material was a great asset to his employment involving industrial occupational safety. He worked with various corporations, implementing OSHA regulations and reducing work related injuries.

Brent’s passion was outreach. From his Bible School days, he was involved with Sunday School Ministry, Home Bible Studies, jail ministry, and alcohol/chemical treatment programs.  Upon an inmate’s release, he offered weekly classes ranging in attendance from 5-20.  He became a beloved mentor to many.

Besides Bible Lessons and Sunday School programs, Brent loved to write poetry.  He filled notebooks with his poems.

When the girls were young, vacations were camping in the Wallowa mountains.  Later, he traveled and vacationed around General Conference locations.  Some time after his retirement, he enjoyed a trip to the Land of Israel and spoke of it frequently for the rest of his life. 

He was an avid reader and loved history.  He loved gardening and he loved to cook.  He was known in his family for chili, scalloped potatoes, and meatloaf. He was a sharp dresser, but had a flare for bright ties and crazy socks.  His wardrobe always included a plethora of cabbie hats.  His favorite games with the grandkids were something called “Ninja” and newspaper fights.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Leslie Williams, three daughters, Sarai (Mark) Paljetak, Sherah (Marty) Silbernagel, Jill (Dan) Sargeant, grandchildren, Karessah Hollingsworth, Kelsey Hollingsworth, Kirsten Hollingsworth, Clayton Hollingsworth, Lacey (Revick) Galstaun, Titus Sargeant, Annie Sargeant, Levi Sargeant, great grandchildren, Josiah & Chloe Galstaun.

His final years were spent on the Oregon Coast with his wife and near his youngest daughter, Jill, in Newport, Oregon.  There he enjoyed a beautiful view of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse as he walked their beloved Yorkie, Mazie.  When his health conditions required, he continued to impact the lives of caregivers at South Beach Manor, a memory care facility, where he lived the remainder of his days.  He went into the presence of God with children and grandchildren around his bed and his loving wife holding his hand.

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