He graduated from Canton High School in 1951.
John graduated from Penn State with a degree in electrical engineering in 1956 and Drexel University with an MBA in 1959. He founded Beacon Electronics, an electronic sales representative company, and Component Distributors Inc.
He loved his family unconditionally, and friendships, both personal and business, were of great importance to John. He was an inspiration to many and his loyalty was unquestionable. John was an
John will perhaps best be remembered for his dedication to organizing and coaching youth sports. John coached three generations of athletes in multiple sports, including football, softball, and soccer. He was instrumental in starting the first girls’ soccer team at Melbourne High School in 1987. That team went on to win the state championship its first year, due in large part to the foundation of coaching the girls received from John in youth soccer. A fierce competitor, John’s message to kids was to always to honor the team and never give up.
Additionally, John shared his expertise as a volunteer at Florida Institute of Technology’s Entrepreneurial Program and Indian River Lagoon preservation efforts.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Van Dyke Williammee with whom he enjoyed a committed and loving relationship for 58 years. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Delbono; three children, John T Williammee IV, (Andrea), David Williammee (Susan), and Betsy Rees; his grandchildren, Sarah and Jason Williammee, Kyle and Kelsey Williammee, and Dylan Rees; step-grandchildren, Jonathan Keeler, Brittany and Brooke Northwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John T Williammee II and Martha Williammee.
John requested a party in his honor to be held at Sebastian Beach Inn (Coppola’s Bar and Grille) Melbourne Beach, FL scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
Arrangements by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne 321-724-2222. Please sign guestbook and share memories at www.afcfcare.com.