Mary Jane Thomas
Mary Jane Thomas, the wife of Hank Williams Jr., died on March 22, 2022. She was 58. A Daytona Beach, Florida, native, Thomas met Williams in 1985 while she was a model for Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. They married in Missoula, Montana, in 1990, and lived in Paris, Tennessee. Williams filed for divorce in 2007, with a press release citing Thomas’ addiction issues. However, they reconciled in 2011 and appeared together at Williams’ 2021 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The couple’s son, Sam Williams, is a recording artist for Mercury Nashville. Their daughter, Katie Williams-Dunning, was killed in a 2020 car accident. Hank Williams Jr. is a three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and received the 2008 ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award.