Wednesday, July 16th, 2008...11:59 am
Robert A. Williams ’32
Robert Andrew Williams, 97, of 1129 Costner Road, passed away July 7,
2008, at Hospice at Wendover.
Mr. Williams was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Pickens County, S. C. to the
late James Andrew Williams and Sara Caroline Kay Williams. He was
educated in the public schools of Pickens County. He graduated from The
Citadel in 1932 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering
and a commission as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War
II. He was later discharged with the rank of Captain. He wears five
battle participation stars on his European Theatre ribbon and wears the
Bronze Star ribbon rewarded him by the 3rd Army. Early in his life, he
taught school in the public schools of South Carolina for ten years. He
worked for the Southern Railway Co. as a civil engineer for 31 years.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Geneva Moore Williams; a son, R.A.
Williams Jr.; a daughter, Carolyn Derrick; two brothers, Braxton and
Woodrow Williams and a sister, Edith Williams preceded him in death.
Mr. Williams is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Edwin
Beam of Shelby; four brothers, John Boyce Williams of Anderson, S.C.;
James Daniel Williams of Walterboro, S.C.; Kirk Williams and Frank
Williams, both of Easley, S. C.; two sisters, Melissa Looper of Easley
and Lucretia Scarborough of Lilburn, Ga.; five grandchildren, Bill
Derrick, Dee Derrick, Gena Clark and husband, Randy, Sally Agner, and
husband, David and Pam Howell and husband, Norris; and six
great-grandchildren, Brianna Fields, Rebecca, Laura and Kevin Agner and
Sam and Abby Howell.
Funeral: Wednesday, July 9, at 3 p.m. at White Oak ARP Presbyterian
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the church before the
service from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m..
Burial: White Oak ARP Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Officiated by: Dr. J. Allen Derrick
Memorials: White Oak ARP Presbyterian Church, 284 Patrick Rd., White
Oak, SC 29176 or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights
Drive, Shelby, NC 28150
Funeral home: Stamey Funeral Home
Online condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in the Shelby Star from 7/8/2008 – 7/9/2008