August 25 1945 October 31 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Robert (Bob) to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Robert (Bob) Raymond Williams passed away peacefully on October 31st. He was born on August 25, 1945 to his parents Hugh Ed and Etta Williams. He graduated from Dayton High School and was a lifelong Dayton Pirate fan and enjoyed supporting throughout his life. He then served in the US Army and fought in Vietnam. Bob is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 173, Carlton. He had a long and extensive career as an Ironworker for Local 29. His work can be seen throughout the Pacific Northwest in the many structures he had his hand in building. He spent 35 years active in the field and celebrated 55 years as part of the union. He spent the majority of his life on Oak Springs Farm, working hard on the dairy farm and eventually raising Angus cattle. If he wasn’t at the barn taking care of his cows he was spending time with his family which was his true passion. Some of his hobbies were fishing, gambling, and traveling. After his retirement he and Mary took cruises to Alaska, Mexico and the Panama Canal. He was always in attendance at the St. Paul Rodeo each year. Bob was sober at the end, celebrating 14+ years of sobriety which was one of his greatest accomplishments and his family was so proud of him. He was welcomed to heaven by his parents, His grandparents Alice and Ray and his Aunt Capt. Kolene Williams. Missing him on Earth are his wife Mary Williams and his two sons: Robert (Rachel) Williams Jr and Donald (Brenda) Jeffries and three daughters: Lazette (Koel) Abell, Regina (Norm) Wicks, and Karen (Mark) Van De Walle. He will be missed by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind three brothers Steve (Pat) Williams, Hugh Ed (Judy) Williams II, and Tom (Sue) Williams and several nieces and nephews. Also still searching for treats will be his cat, Sam. We invite you to join us for a celebration of his life on Thursday at 1pm November 3rd at Macy & Son in McMinnville. Graveside services will follow at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Reception will follow. Viewing will be available on Wednesday from 4-7 PM at Macy & Son. Those who wish to make a gift in his memory please consider Disabled American Veterans or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital which were organizations close to his heart. To send flowers to the family of Robert (Bob), please visit our floral store. Read more
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Bob Raymond Williams August 25 1945 October 31 2022.
Death notice for the town of: McMinnville, state: Oregon