Dean and Patti first met Herb and Charlene in 2003 when they moved in across the street from them. From the first day they introduced themselves and spent time with Herb & Charlene, they felt like family. They really hated to see Herb & Charlene move several years later, however, they continuously did things with them until Herb’s passing. Charlene is still a part of their lives and they clearly cherish the time they spend with her. If Herb needed help with anything, Dean and Patti were there to lend a helping hand with support and a smile. If Herb or Charlene needed a ride somewhere, a prescription picked up, anything; the answer was always, yes. It was quite clear what Herb meant to Dean & Patti at the funeral, as Dean tearfully spoke of the fact that Herb was like a Father to him and truly considered him, Family. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Dean & Patti Williams as our Herbies Heroes.
Patti works at Florida State College at Jacksonville and is the Resource Development Grant Manager. In her spare time she enjoys sun bathing, shopping, gardening, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Dean is a retired Naval Officer and has been teaching Navy JROTC for thirteen years. He currently teaches Orange Park High. He enjoys, bowling, fishing, gardening, and gaming. They both enjoy riding motorcycles on the weekends.
They have two children: Megan, 22yo graduate from University of North Florida. She works at Best Bets as a poker dealer. She seeking to further her education by attending Law School. Blake, 19yo is currently attending Florida State College at Jacksonville. He plans to major in the STEM field.