'J.T.' John Thomas Williams


"J.T." John Thomas Williams, 91, passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 2, 2018, in a local hospital.

He was born in Whitfield County, Ga., on March 2, 1927, the son of the late George and Mary Williams.

"J.T." was a graduate of BCHS, where he played football. He was an avid sports fan, always supporting his Atlanta Braves and UT Volunteers. "J.T." was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. He attended and graduated from the National School of Business. "J.T." worked for 23-plus years at Burlington Industries, and then went on to sell cars for many years in Cleveland. He was credited for selling the last car at Benton Pontiac-Buick of Cleveland, and sold the first new Honda at Honda of Cleveland. 'J.T.' was awarded the nationwide top Buick salesman at one time. He and his wife, Mildred, were members of Westwood Baptist Church since 1968. 

In addition to his parents, "J.T." was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Mark Mullins; and one daughter-in-law, Maria Williams.

"J.T." leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 70 years, Mildred Eads Williams; one son, Thomas Williams and wife, Stephanie; two daughters, Linda Mullins and Marilyn McConnell, and husband, Bill; 10 grandchildren, Amy Eubanks (Shane), Leslie Cross (Josh), Katie Joves (B.J.), Jonathan McConnell (Meredith), Keegan Cabrera, MyLeah Keith (Max), Kaitie Bolton (Bobby), Madi Lockhart, Ryan Lennon (Katie) and Thomas Lennon (Katie);  22 great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members, church family, and a host of special friends.

The family will receive friends this evening,  from 5 until 8 p.m., in the parlor of the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, located at 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland. 

A Celebration of His Life is planned for Wednesday, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. The interment service will conclude with military honors. 

You are encouraged to share a memory of "J.T.", and/or your personal condolences with his family, by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.


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