Bobby L. Williams

by Lynn McMillen
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Mr. Bobby Lee Williams Bobby L. Williams was the son of the late Elizabeth Williams of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. He was born on October 13, 1946 and surrounded by loved ones, he transitioned to his eternal home on April 26, 2024. He always believed in God and followed his Baptist faith. He and his daughters joined the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church in 1998 under the pastorate of late Reverend Dave M. McGlathery.

He began his formal education at the Henry Weather Elementary School and was awarded the high school Diploma from the Henry Weather High School. Immediately after graduating high school, Bobby joined the United States Army. During his 21 year military career, he was a Radar Repair Technician. Among the places he served were Vietnam, Germany, Homestead, Florida; Fort Bliss, Texas; Korea and Pennsylvania.

Bobby was a highly decorated serviceman and received the following awards: Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2), Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Army Achievement Medal, Expert Badge (M-16) Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class on Friday, October 9,1987.

During his years as a civilian, he contracted with the government for employment with Raytheon in Germany. After several years, he and his daughters settled in Huntsville, Alabama. He initially acquired employment with Motorola. After leaving Motorola, he spent the remainder of his working years with Pittsburg Plate Glass (PPG) Company.

In addition to his accomplishments, Bobby was a well respected man. He loved keeping his lawn beautiful, watching the news and helping friends and even strangers. He was not someone who minced his words; he said exactly what he thought but never with malicious intent. He was a father to two but a mentor to many. Although he was not an overly emotional man, it was with his actions that the people around him knew that he cared and loved.

In addition to his mother, Elizabeth Williams Macon, two sisters: Corrine Harris and Annie Mae Warfield and a brother, Percy Lee Macon also predeceased Bobby.

Those left to cherish the memory and legacy of Bobby Williams include his daughters: Cassandra Williams and Melissa Williams; two brothers: Willie C. (Lucy) Macon and Jim (Deborah) Macon Jr.; seven sisters: Linda (Keith) Oliver, Janice (Mark) Rice, Lois (Harry) Thomas, Ruthie Price, Nora Jean Harris, Laura Macon and Edna Mae Sanders; five grandchildren: Gregory Haywood III, Shaun Thomas, Aniyah Thomas, Kiley Oldham, and Jaxton McCammon and a host of friends and family.

The funeral service for Mr. Bobby Lee Williams will be 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Royal Chapel of Memories (4315 Oakwood Avenue NW Huntsville, AL 35810) with Dr. C. Jermaine Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN at 12:30 EST, Friday, May 10, 2024 with Military honors being presented. Mr. Willams will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time.

Public viewing will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2024 and 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the Royal Funeral Home.

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