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Bobby Williams

January 29, 1936 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Mr. Robert S. "Bobby" Williams, 86, of Quitman, Georgia, joined heaven’s choir as lead tenor on July 16, 2022! Bobby was born in Quitman, the son of Marion and Ola Lee Williams. He grew up to quickly become a performing artist in a large gospel music family, even recording a few records. At 13 he stole a logging truck and was hooked on automobiles. This was his first passion, but not his last. Bobby had a strong sense of faith. At an early age, he committed himself to serving the Lord. As he got older, he balanced his love of cars with his love for a beautiful blonde haired blue eyed Southern Belle named Frances Lewis. On October 31st, 1954, Bobby captured the heart of Frances, and they began their life together. Within a year they had started a family, and over time were blessed with four amazing children. As a family they loved church, singing, camping, fishing, and family get togethers. Bobby’s one true love Frances was always by his side and was his best friend for 68 years. Their loving relationship carried the family through many ups and downs but was also a shining example of what true love is all about. Being a loving and dependable father was very important to Bobby and he loved his family with everything he had.

Bobby had an amazing personality, and never met a stranger. He was well respected in his community, and often selflessly served others in need. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, singing many a solo in the choir, and leading others to Christ by his example. He was a Patriot who loved America and served faithfully in the Georgia Army National Guard for many years. His service inspired members of his own family to serve. His unique skills of conversation and charm made him a natural born salesman and served him well during his 44 years in the automotive industry. Whether it was fixing a car over the phone for his kids, or helping a family get a great deal on a car, Bobby did it all with grace and dignity. Even after retirement, he kept up with technology changes in the automotive field and had recently ridden in an electric vehicle. Of course, he would tell you nothing beats the sound of a gutsy Chevy V-8 roaring away from a stop light! Bobby was an amazing storyteller and savored every moment he had with his family, which was his greatest legacy!

The Lord blessed him with an extra 23 years after he received a special living gift from a donor, a gift he never took lightly. He is survived by his loving wife Frances; his children Stroud (Jan) Williams of Birmingham, Alabama; Erin McKenzie of Quitman, Georgia; Annette (Tim) Franklin of Middlebury, Vermont; Brian (Mary Jane) Williams of Navarre, Florida; grandchildren Robert and Tyler Williams; Emory (Leah) Gerlock; Bethany (Justice) Opoku-Debrah, Elliot (Cristi) Franklin, Skylar, Emma, Gedeleine, and Epherem Franklin; Jonathan Williams and Megan (Justin) Pearce. Great grandchildren; Abby Rose Williams, Grayson and Brooklyn Williams, Clementine Pearce, and Finn Gerlock. Surviving baby sisters are Kathryn Bass and Alice Faye (Andrew) Clark. He was preceded in passing by his parents and his brothers, Ronald, Audis, Danny and his sister, Anita.

The celebration of life will be held at First Baptist Church, Quitman, Georgia on July 23rd, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Steve Shierling officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to the First Baptist Church Quitman, 509 West Screven St. Quitman, Georgia 31643.

Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.”

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
July 23, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Quitman

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