Billy Williams, 87, of Robbins, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Billy is a native of Moore County, born in Eagle Springs on March 20, 1936. He served his country in the United States Army (25th Infantry Division) and National Guard and was Honorably Discharge once his term of service expired. Billy loved to drive a big truck (known as Little Rascal on the CB) and he did for over 60 years to provide for his family. Billy drove for Dewitt Trucking, Millikan, Klopman, and retired from Burlington Industries. Before retiring he received numerous awards for promoting safety on the highways, safe driver, and completing General Motors Training in Tune-up. He felt in his heart that driving a truck was his true calling on earth. With all of his knowledge of working on trucks and driving a truck he is known to be a walking, talking GPS for all the miles he’s traveled over the many years by remembering the countless road names/numbers, landmarks, and always found his way back home to his loved ones. Even at the age of 83 and still driving his log truck he was asked when he was going to retire and just relax and enjoy himself and he responded by saying, “he would retire when they stop making diesel fuel.” His family was his pride and joy. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The time he spent with his family was most rewarding to him. Billy was also known as Pop Bill to his grandkids. He loved to pick at them and hear their laughing voices. He loved listening to bluegrass music, watching NASCAR racing, Ice Road Truckers, and any show that dealt with 18 wheelers. He was passionate about working on his own vehicles, including his 18-wheeler. Billy was a selfless man and helped anyone in need, even giving his last dollar away. He was the son of the late Claude and Lessie McKenzie Williams and was preceded in death by sisters: Johnsie Johnson (Paul), Mildred Baxter (James), brothers: Earl Williams (Louise), Clyde Williams (Carol); brother in law Gurney Greene.
Billy is survived by his wife Maybelle of 63 years; sons: Craig Williams (Cheryl), Darrell Williams (Dougie), Timmy Williams (Vivian); and daughter Lisa Williams, grandchildren: MacKenzie, Dale, Olivia, Brannon, Jessica, Hunter, and Landon; great grandchildren; Cameron, Kirsten, Jaxson, Ashlyn, Brooklyn, Oakley, Chance, Alan, Lily, Eric, Easton, Adaline and Kaiden (expected to arrive September 20th); brothers: Wayne Williams, Glen Williams (Janice); sisters: Pearl Shepard (Ronald), Doris Brewer (Wilmer), Helen W. Green; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Robbins First Wesleyan Church. Officiating will be Pastor Cameron Dockery, Pastor Wilson Harris and Pastor Gerald Hussey. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Smyrna Independent Church Cemetery. Following the burial, First Wesleyan Church will accommodate family and friends in their fellowship hall with a meal.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Robbins First Wesleyan Church at PO Box 397, Robbins, NC 27325, FirstHealth Hospice at 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Williams family.
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