Copy of tribute to Jim "Pud" Williams
The Clear Lake community was saddened today by the passing of Jim "Pud" Williams, a long time fixture at Clear Lake High School. Pud was a teacher, a coach, and a mentor to many young people (and adults) in and around Clear Lake High School for over 40 years (and even going back to Webster High School). It was always a joy to be around Pud because he was one of those people who were just naturally funny. He had a sweetness and a kindness about him that was immediately apparent. Pud never met a stranger and he treated everyone with respect and kindness. You could not help but like him.
For many years he was the voice of Clear Lake Boys Basketball because he ran the clock and was the announcer. Pud loved people, especially young people. He left an indelible mark on the Clear Lake High School community that will never be equalled.