Williams’ nominator wrote, “Tony may have moved to Melissa because of the winning environment, but he created the infectious attitude of ‘Team Melissa’ that lives in our community today.”
Williams served on the board for the Melissa Booster Club from 2008 to 2012. He was instrumental in renaming the high school gym “The Bird Cage” and creating the “RED RED” cheer that is still used today. Williams financially supported the boosters to help fund new uniforms, a new tunnel, band instruments, and other expenditures.
Tony Williams was inducted into the Wall of Honor on Oct. 27, 2017. Williams was joined by his wife, Pam; daughter, Sydney Williams; daughter, Tracy Jones; son-in-law, Landon Jones; and his granddaughter.