Charles 'Willie' Dayton Williams

August 20, 1933 ~ April 5, 2018

Born in: Hampton, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Charles ?Willie" Dayton Williams, 84, Johnson City, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center. Charles was born in Hampton, TN to the late Henry and Polly Hill Williams. Charles was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a lifelong member of Grace Free Will Baptist Church. He loved to play softball with community and church leagues. He also really enjoyed being apart of the volunteer security at his church. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by: three sisters, Vorita Shelton, Pansy Guy and Lula Mae Harrell. Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Jewel Miller Williams; one son, Chuck Williams and his wife Robin; one daughter, Kim Johnson; two grandsons, Joshua Williams and Noah Johnson; three great grandsons, Dylan, Roland and Bodhi Williams; one brother, George Williams; and several nieces and nephews. The family of Willie Williams will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Grace Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM with Pastor Curtis Hurt officiating. Pallbearers include: Joshua Williams, Noah Johnson, Tanner Leach, Jim Schweitzer, Aaron Johnson, Dylan Williams, Chris Darnell and David Johnson. Honorary pallbearers include: Bill Greer, Tykie Light, Joe Tittle, Garland Hood, Troy Garland, Homer Greene, George Williams and Doug Jenkins. Please join the family for a fellowship meal following the service. A private burial will take place at Mountain Home National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 2110 Knob Creek Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared with the Williams family via Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Williams family. (423)282-1521

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am sorry to have heard of your lose. I worked at the Housing Authority under the supervision of Willie and he was a good boss and was also a good friend. Working under his supervision was the best year working at the Authority. When he retired we missed him , but wished him well in his retirement. He always treated us like his family and he was very well respected . I am sorry I may not be able to be there, but his family will be in my prayers. May my friend rest in peace

  2. Anonymous says:

    I was so sorry to hear the news of my uncle’s passing. I remember him as such a kind and easy going man who was loved by many. I believe the world was a better place because of his presence. I shall miss my mother’s first brother and all the joy he brought to those around him. Jewel, Chuck, Kim and the grandchildren keep him in your heart forever!

  3. Anonymous says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss! We pray that ?the Father of tender mercies, and the God of all comfort? will give you peace of mind and comfort in your hearts. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) We are grateful that our loving God looks forward, as much as we do, to reuniting us with our loved ones. (Job 14:14, 15)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very sorry to learn of Willie’s passing. I remember Willie and Dad (Arthur Phillips) working together at the Housing Authority. I thought a lot of Willie and the family. My deepest sympathy to Jewel, Chuck and Kim.

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