Dr. Robert F. (Bob) Williams, Jr.
September 18, 2022
Dr. Robert F. (Bob) Williams, Jr., age 80, of Dublin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 11, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Dublin First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Piney Mount United Methodist Church Cemetery in Washington County. Rev. Keith Goodlett and Mr. Mark Eden will officiate.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 PM until the service hour at the church.
Dr. Williams was a native of Eufaula, Alabama, and a graduate of Eufaula High School. He received a B.S. Degree with double majors in Journalism and Social and Rehabilitation Services from Troy State University and the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry degrees from New Orleans Theological Seminary. In addition, he received the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
Prior to entering the ministry, Bob was an accountant and Assistant Treasurer for American Buildings Company, a major manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, headquartered in Eufaula, Alabama.
Bob was a faithful servant in ministry for 48 years. He was ordained to the ministry in 1975 and has served as pastor of churches in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia. Bob was appointed Associate Pastor at Dublin First United Methodist Church in 2009. He has served as pastor of the Davisboro UMC, Piney Mount UMC, McRae UMC, and Dawson UMC.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Franklin Williams, Sr. and Lessie Vinson Williams, his daughter, Carol Maria Williams, and sisters, Annie Pelham, Katherine Moore, and Marjorie Teal.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 29 years, Kathy Janes Williams, his son Bryan Williams, and grandchildren Maegan and Jayce. He is also survived by his sisters, Sue Hopson, Myrtice Shirley, and Sylvia Koonts, as well as several nieces and nephews.