In Loving Memory of Jack Williams
November 30, 1941 - March 30, 2021
In the early morning of March 30, 2021 Jackie Lee Williams (“Jack”), son of
the late Daniel Williams and Laura Jennings Williams of Matoaka, West Virginia born November
30, 1941 has passed from Hospice of The Piedmont, High Point, NC into Heaven resulting from a long battle with a vicious illness. Jack was 79 years
old. Jack is also reunited with his big brother, Robert “JC” Williams who was tragically lost in an automobile accident in Texas in 1964. Jack is survived by his big sister Geraldine Williams Snapp of Newport News, Virginia.
Jack is also survived by and was united in holy matrimony to the love of his
life Charlotte Beavers Williams of Princeton, West Virginia on November, 7 1961 in Sparta,
NC. They were blessed with 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Surviving children: Chris
Williams, and wife Paige of Greensboro, NC, David Williams, and wife Debbie
of Laguna Nigel, California, Robert Williams, and wife Angela
of Summerfield, NC and Camille Williams Taylor, and husband Jeff of Trinity,
NC. Surviving grandchildren: Brittney Sylvester, Santana Williams, Erika
Carrier, Jessica Delk, Zack Taylor, Daniel Chambers, Leslie Frazier and
Brant Williams. Surviving great grandchildren: Tyler Williams, Aurelia
Chambers, Emery Taylor, Silas Taylor, Joanna Carrier, McKinlee Frazier and
Lincoln Taylor. Jack was baptized and accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as his
personal Savior at a young age at Rock Baptist Church in Matoaka, West
Virginia and reaffirmed that relationship and love for Jesus Christ with his granddaughter Jessica Delk
in 2019 and more recently with grandson Zack Taylor on March 16,
2021. “Willie” (his nickname given by his fellow soldiers) served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963. He was stationed at Fort Benning,
Georgia and abroad in Korea with the rank of E3. As a young teenager, Jack had worked as a projectionist in the
local theatre in Matoaka, WV and after serving in the Army he returned to
the theatre business and went on to become a manager
at Skyway Drive Inn in Bluefield, WV. ABC Theaters recruited Jack in the
early 70’s and he managed Pocahontas Theatre in Welch, WV. In 1973 he
was transferred to the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC. Jack became an
automobile salesman at Traders Chevrolet in 1975 which was the beginning of
a 25-year career where he rose into management with various dealerships.
Once retired from the automobile sales industry he spent another 10 years as a truck driver for O’Henry Office
Supply and Shelba D. Johnson Trucking. Jack was a highly competitive,
natural athlete that could play any sport very well. But his true loves were billiards and basketball. He was
an avid pool player that emptied the pockets of many through the years.
As a youngster he learned how to play pool by hanging out at the local
billiard establishment, peaking through the window day after day until he
was finally invited in to play. He loved the game of basketball and played
for his high school basketball team in Matoaka. Although Jack was a
devoted West Virginia Mountaineer fan he couldn’t resist the lure of ACC
basketball and appreciated each team's coaching as well as the players. He
just loved watching a good game of basketball, to him it really didn’t
matter who was playing.
Jack was a devoted and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and
that was also loved deeply and will truly be missed until we meet again. A
memorial service will be held in Mausoleum 1 at
2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Guilford Memorial Park, 6000 W. Gate City
Blvd, followed by a celebration of his life with family and friends.
For safety, please wear masks and practice social distancing.