Mr. Williams died at 11:10 p.m., Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
He was born October 25, 1937, at Pomona, Missouri, to Clifford Leroy Williams and Florene Turner Williams. On October 3, 1955, he was married at Hernando, Mississippi, to Patricia “Pat” Reese, who preceded him in death on May 22, 2009. Robert and Pat operated Williams construction for many years, building many homes and businesses in the West Plains area. He was an avid turkey hunter, deer hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his early morning visits with his buddies at Conley’s Quik Stop in Pomona. He was a wonderful story teller and his children and grandchildren will re-tell his stories over and over. He most enjoyed the time spent with his family, staying young through his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He did not lecture or judge, just set an example in the way he lived his life. Mr. Williams was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church at Olden, Missouri.
He is survived by two daughters, Cathy Wood and Cindy Weeks, husband, Greg, West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Scott Brown, wife, Krystal, Rob Brown, wife, Jennifer, Devin Cravens, husband, Ben and Cody Weeks, wife, Ashley; five great-grandchildren, Rylee, Reese and Sydney Brown, Chance Cravens and Griffin Brown; one sister, Vonda Hunt, husband, Junior, West Plains, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Edith Sewell, Las Vegas, Nevada and Jenny Capitumino, husband, Nick, Gasport, New York; and seven nieces and nephews, Vonna Doering, Ronna Turner, Mike Buchan, Chuck Buchan, Angel Okon, Nicole Capitumino and Shaun Sewell; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and his best friend, “Jake”.
His parents, wife, one sister-in-law, Barbara Buchan and one brother-in-law, Lehman Coldiron, precede him in death.
Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.