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Robert Henry 'Bob' Williams, Jr.

August 1, 1948 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 72)

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"When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do.

You mustn’t tie yourself to me with too many tears, but be thankful we had so many good years.”


On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, Robert “Bob” Henry Williams, Jr. was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, while in the care of Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia.

Robert Henry Williams, Jr. also known by all as “Bob” was born August 1, 1948 to the parentage of the late Robert Henry Williams, Sr. and the late Bertha “Toni” Carpenter in Emporia, Virginia. In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by one sister, Ellen Williams Nichols Suggs; one brother, Joseph Michael Williams; one daughter, Carol Peebles; two sons, Rodney and Eric White; two grandsons, Shawn Carter and CerMontellis Mason; one nephew, Martin “Marty” Van Burean Nichols; one niece Brianna Williams.

Robert attended R.R. Moton and Edward W. Wyatt Schools in Greensville County and attended High School in Portsmouth, VA; he also studied at Saint Paul College in Lawrenceville, VA.

Robert served in The United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Bob worked in his community and was affectionately called “The Mayor” of Washington Park. He worked closely with the city council to ensure the residents had running water and other necessities in the Washington Park area. Bob was a member of Salem Baptist Church under the leadership of late Reverend Abraham Walton. His work history included Corrections Officer at Deerfield Department of Corrections, J. P. Stephens Company, United States Postal Service, and he also operated The Washington Park Convenience Store. Robert also volunteered with the local CYC Summer programs in his youthful years. Robert was a Mason with the #101 Masonic Lodge and held a 32nd degree in masonry. Bob loved to cook, fish, hunt, play BidWiz and watching his favorite football team the Philadelphia Eagles play.

“Dad...Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You’re loved beyond words and missed beyond measure…”

Robert leaves to cherish his memories behind: two sons, Hubert Williams and Shawn Ford both of Richmond, VA; one daughter, Jessica Ford of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren, Tasha Peebles, Mark Peebles, Bornasia Williams, Leasia Williams, Dyanne Robinson; two great-grandchildren; Ciana Best and Mark Peebles Jr.; one brother, Gregory (Patricia) Williams of Virginia Beach, VA; two sisters, Evelyn (Bruce) Joyner of Richmond, VA and Angela “Annette” (Raymond) Wilkins of Portsmouth, VA; brother and sister-at-heart, Kevin McKeiver of Baltimore, MD and Cathy Williams of Emporia, VA; nieces, Talathia Joyner or Richmond, VA, Michelle Nichols of Chesterfield, VA and Mona Lisa Nichols (Donnie) Stephens of Kinston, NC; nephews, Maurice (Sharon) Nichols of Chester, VA, Mitchell (Bertina) Nichols of Chesterfield, VA, Marcus Nichols of Midlothian, VA and Jakal Williams of Emporia, VA; one sister-in-law, Georgia Tucker Williams; Goddaughter, Sedell Boyd; close cousins, Benny Williams and Larry Moore; close friends, Jimmy Ruffin, Yvonne White and Janice Pitts; host of great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends, who he loved dearly.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Williams' tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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to the family of Mr. Robert Henry 'Bob' Williams, Jr.

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February 20, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

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Service were postponed ,due to inclement weather, and will be held at 11AM on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the funeral home. Viewing 1 hour prior to the service.
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