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Robert Harvey “Bob” Williams, Sr.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7-8

Robert Harvey “Bob” Williams, Sr., 2007 Masters Lane, Erwin went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of the late Dillard and Elizabeth Jones Williams. He had retired as a supervisor from American Water Heaters, Johnson City. Bob was a member of Riverview Baptist Church where he served as a church Trustee. He loved life, his family and friends. Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting as a pass time. He was a fan of gospel music and enjoyed reading his Bible. Other than his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his brothers, Otis, Avery, Grady, Coy and Thamer Williams, and sisters, Dorothy Meadows, Arelana Williams and Rose Tilson.

Mr. Williams leaves behind:
Wife: Charlotte Hardin Williams of Erwin
Children: Ronnie Williams of Erwin
Robert Williams, Jr. and wife, Kim of Erwin
Steve Williams and wife Traci of Gray
David Williams and wife Rhonda of Erwin
Leslie Grindstaff of Elizabethton
Mona Gouge of Erwin
Tuesday Young and husband Gary of Erwin
18 Grandchildren
9 Great Grandchildren
Sisters: Ola Cooper of St. Clair, MI
Helen Tittle of Erwin

A time for visitation to share memories and support for the family will begin at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Valley Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life to honor and remember Bob’s life will start at 8:00 PM on Thursday in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Roger Stockton and Dr. Alan King will officiate. A committal service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery. Those who will be attending will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 10:30 AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers will be Aaron Williams, Gary Young, Josh Grindstaff, Les Grindstaff, Carl Hardin, Clyde Edwards, Justin Wilson, and Jerhia Wilson.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Robert Harvey “Bob” Williams, Sr., through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187