Bobby K. McWilliams – Obituary

By  | September 2, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry Memorial Chapel

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Bobby K. McWilliams, age 78, of Russellville, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bobby was born December 30, 1938 in Franklin County. He married the love of his life, Mary Nell Nagle on October 01, 1961 and they enjoyed 55 years together. Bobby proudly served in the U.S. Army and later worked for 35 years as a railway conductor with Norfolk Southern Railway. He was a good Christian man that everyone loved being around and he never met a stranger. Music was his life and he loved playing his guitar and singing with his wife, and was often found singing at the nursing homes, the retirement center, and church. He was an avid golfer, always upbeat, and remained strong and determined even until the very end. The visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 02, 2017 at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 03, 2017 at Siloam Baptist Church, with the body lying in state one hour prior to the service. Speaking at the service will be Rev. Dennis Steward, Larry Franks, and Juanita Franks. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery in the Mountain Star Community.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley & Christine (Phillips) McWilliams.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mary Nell (Nagle) McWilliams; son, Rev. Ken McWilliams (wife, Gail); grandchildren, Mason Willis, Gavin Willis, Braylen Willis; siblings, Landon McWilliams (wife, Emily), Racine Baker, Carolyn Sockwell (husband, Edwin), Larry McWilliams (wife, Dianne), Sharon Hovater (husband, James); and a host of nieces & nephews.

The pallbearers will be Neil Willis, Mason Willis, Edwin Sockwell, Lloyd Baker, Leland Sneed, and Ralph (Hank) Thompson.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Keller Hospice and especially our nurse, Melinda Smith, who was an angel to our family in our time of need.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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