He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Bowater after 45 years of service. He enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop and working in his vegetable garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Williams Sr., and Elizabeth Taylor Williams; and loving wife of 42 years, Patricia Ann Williams.
He is survived by two children: Rachel White and husband, Tracy, of Cleveland and Marcie Wells and husband, Matthew, of Ringgold, Ga.; one grandchild, Madeleine Ann Wells of Ringgold; four sisters: June Wash and husband, Jim, of Lexington, Ky., Freddie Anne Bettis of Cleveland, Rita Lonas and husband, Randy, of Cleveland and Nita Wilson and husband, Dan, of Tennessee; mother-in-law and friend, Lena Womack of Charleston; several nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, J.W. Lee.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation, P.O. Box 19269, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or to Ark of Cleveland, 240 Oak Street, Cleveland, TN 37311.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Williams family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.