Robert Williams Jr.

Published 7:37 am Monday, November 2, 2020

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Mr. Robert Williams Jr., 73, died on Oct. 30, 2020.

He was born in Greenville, S.C. to the late Robert Williams Sr. and Mary Jones Williams on Aug. 16, 1947.  He was educated in the Davidson County School Systems.  He moved with his family to Lexington, at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church and later joined Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He attended Ashmore Business College and Davidson County Community College and earned a certificate in criminal justice. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and received an honorable discharge.  He also served in the US Army National Guard and retired after 23 years.  He was a member of Prince Hall Corinthian Lodge No. 17 Free Masons.  He retired from Ingersoll Rand R&D department after 34 years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and most sports.

Survivors: his wife, Barbara B. Williams of the home; a sister, Susan (Fred) Holt of Lexington; 2 sisters-in-law, Betty (Charles) Godwin and Phyllis Brown; 4 brothers-in-law, Jesse (Geraldine) Brown III, Kenneth (Linda) Brown, the Rev. Kelly (Christine) Brown and Harvey Lindsay, all of Mocksville; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Private funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 2 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with public viewing from 1-1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.