James R. Williams

July 24, 1935 - April 6, 2015
James R. Williams

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James R. Williams, 79, of Hendersonville, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Elizabeth House following a brief illness. A native of Augusta, GA, he was a son of the late Ralph Williams and Myrtle Mackey. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Henry ìLesterî Williams, and Joseph Randolph Williams.

Prior to retiring to Hendersonville over 20 years ago, James had lived and worked in Roxbury, NJ. He retired from Jersey Central Power and Light in 1994 following 37 years of employment as a Customer Service Manager. He was an Army veteran who had served during the Korean War, and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. He was a member of Wes Jensenís Sunday school class and had spent time working with the ìKitchen Krew.î James had volunteered his time with Builders for Christ and was also on the financial counting committee while serving with the church.

He was an avid bicyclist and had completed a century ride while in his 70ís. He also enjoyed walking and could often be seen doing so. James was always a wonderful husband, father, and provider for his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Lois Williams; son, David Williams and his wife Kimberly of Stillwater, NJ; sister, Mary Elmy Bodie; granddaughter, Melissa Michalski; sister-in-laws, Dot Esposito and her husband Joe, and Jean Rudinsky and her husband John; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The Reverends Wally Shamburger and Steve Scoggins will officiate. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Care Partners Adult Daycare 114 College St. Flat Rock, NC 28731, Four-Seasons Compassion for Life 571 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731, First Baptist Church 312 Fifth Avenue West Hendersonville, NC 28739, or Alzheimerís Association 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl. New York, N.Y. 10001


Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739


Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • April 12, 2015
    Steve & Carol Messer says:
    Dear Lois, Carol and i know that Jim's health was failing but we did not anticipate his recent passing. We were privileged to you folks as neighbors for several years. We have valued Jim's and your involvement in our lives since moving to Hendersonville. May God comfort you during this great loss in your life. We know your family will provide much needed support along with strength given to you by God.May God bless and keep you. Warm Regards. Steve & Carol Messer

  • April 25, 2015
    Charlie Westmoreland says:
    Dear Lois, Arrived back in town this afternoon and saw the notice of Jim's death in the Times too late to attend his Memorial Service. I am extremely sorry for your loss. I miss you both as neighbors. I pray that God will surround you with His Comforting Love, ease the pain and give you Peace. Fondly, Charlie Westmoreland

  • April 05, 2021
    Frances Walther says:
    Dear Lois, it is April5, 2021. I don’t know if you will ever see this but was so sorry to see that Jimmy had passed away. Have thought about you over the years. Hope you and your family are doing welll. Would love to hear from you.