HOULKA – John Bob Williams, 71, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He was born on Jan. 30, 1943, in Houlka to Robert R. Williams and Mary Johnson Williams.
He was a member of Southside Church of Christ. He retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department where he was a maintenance worker. After his retirement he mowed yards as a hobby. He was a wonderful father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston. Bro. J.F. Dancer and Bro. Gerald Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Houlka.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Williams of Houlka; four children, Eddie (Tammy) Williams, Melissa (Jimmy) Reynolds and Pam (Mike) Huffman, all of Houlka, and Cindy (Jimmy) Williams of West Point; nine grandchildren, Kayla, Lane and Matthew Huffman, Austin Williams, Dixie (Cody) Baldwin, Walker and Samantha Reynolds, John Paul and Kristin Lancaster; one great-grandchild, Ben Baldwin; one sister, Mary Barnett; and one brother, Vernon (Rachel) Williams, all of Houlka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Williams; three brothers, Robert, Edgar and Virgil Williams; and three sisters, Mattie Mae Gore, Martha Moss and Dorothy Crowley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.southernfuneralchapel.com.