Charles Ray Williams

  • BORN: December 21, 1937
  • DIED: May 13, 2017
  • LOCATION: Columbia, Tennessee

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Charles Ray Williams, 79, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his residence at Poplar Estates Assisted Living.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randy Kersey officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.

Born December 21, 1937, in Fayette County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Cliford Andrew Williams and the late Edith Hickman Williams. In 1958, he enlisted in United States Army and served until 1961, then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served until 1969. In 1981, he became an officer in Untied States Army until 1997 when he was honorable discharged. Mr. Williams as a member of Main Street Church of Christ in Mt. Pleasant.

Survivors include his daughter, Tammy (Wesley) Dodd of New Johnsonville; son, Mark (Sidney) Williams of Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, Daniel (Courtney) Willis, Tyler Willis, Blake Williams, Rachel Williams, and Lynnze Ethridge; and Wife, Nella Jean Williams of Dallas, Georgia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Laura Williams; brother, J. D. Williams; and sister, Gloria Williams.

Active pallbearers will be Mark Williams, Daniel Willis, Tyler Willis, Wesley Dodd, David Shumate, Ashley Brown, David McDougal, and W. L. Culberson.


Visitation
  • Wednesday, May 17
    4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
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Visitation
  • Thursday, May 18
    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Get Directions
Funeral Service
  • Thursday, May 18
    1:00 PM
  • Oakes & Nichols
  • 320 West 7th Street
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Get Directions

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“ So sorry for your loss Mark. Keeping you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time. ”

Posted by: David Lynch - Lebanon, TN

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