June 17, 2012
Bobby Williams, age 75, of Columbus, MS, passed away June 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 12:00 PM at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Tony Proctor officiating. Gunter & Peel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Williams was born April 18, 1937, in Vernon, AL, to Loventrice Williams Swindol of Montevallo, AL, and the late James W. Williams. He owned and operated Williams Painting with his son, Tony, for over 30 years. Mr. Williams enjoyed painting antebellum homes and car racing. In addition to his father, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Johnson Williams; and brother, Charles Williams. Survivors include his sons, Tony Williams of Columbus, MS, Paul Williams of Columbus, MS, Stanley Williams of Columbus, MS; stepson, Buddy Wyres of Columbus, MS; brothers, Robert Williams of Montevallo, AL and Doug Williams of Columbus, MS; numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were Denny Rutherford and Rod Ray.