William “Bill” Larry Williams
December 28, 1935 -
July 25, 2012

Visitation

July 27, 2012
5-8 PM

Service 

July 28, 2012
2 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for William “Bill” Larry Williams, age 76 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 2 PM at Victory Chapel Church with Rev. Charles Mayo, Rev. Curtis Silcox, Rev. Tim Williams and Rev. Frank Menhart officiating. Burial will follow in Bell Terre Cemetery in Fayetteville. Mr. Williams passed away Wednesday night in Lincoln Medical Center.

A native of Mansfield, OH, Mr. Williams was the son of the late Rev. W. L. and Evelyn Morgan Williams. He was an ordained Bishop of the Church of God and was a member of the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife Catherine “Missy” Silcox Williams of Fayetteville, sons Dana, Randy, and Chip Williams all of GA, Jon and Shayne Williams both of Fayetteville, Tim Williams of AL, two brothers Don Williams and Sherry Williams both of GA, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by a brother Tommy Williams and a sister Barbara Holcomb.

Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

Mr. William will lie in state at the church from noon until time of services at 2PM.

Video Services

23 Comments

  1. Rev. William & Ruth Rutledge

    Dear Williams family,
    Our memories of your family are all of you singing together when you ministered as a guest minister at Praise Cathedral Church of God (formerly know as the North East Church of God. We missed seeing you at state meetings when you retired and moved.

    Our thoughts are with you with you all at this time. Bro. Williams was a real joy to know and always had a big friendly smile. Can’t you hear him singing with all his might aroung the throne?!

    Reply
  2. Sarah Dickey-Murawski

    You and your loving family have truely touched the lives of all the church people. In all my life, I have NEVER felt so welcomed when walking through the doors of a church like I have in The Church of god. It was like all family. People who would drop everything regardless of what the situation and come to help. We all have our own special ways that we will hold dearly to our hearts and keeping the memories fresh. We send our deepest Condolences to the Williams family at this sad time, but rest assure that soon will we all be reunited again.

    Reply
  3. Hazel (Shepard) Campbell

    Missy: I was so shocked and saddened by Bill’s
    untimely death. I am, however, so glad he went on to
    be with the Lord without a long extended illness. My
    thoughts and prayers and with you and the boys (which
    are now men, I guess). I hope you are doing well, as
    well as you can right now. I remember Bill as being a
    happy person. For the period of time I was around him he seemed to be very happy married to you. From the obituary it looked as though he was still very involved
    in the church. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Hazel

    Reply
  4. Carolyn Eddy

    You will be missed. thought of you and family often and you were and are in my prayers alot. I apreciate the many times that I have spent with you and your family. May the Lord give your family strength go go through this time of sorrow. Carolyn

    Reply
  5. Kevin,Debbie,&family; Sherry & Wilbur Hetrick

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time of loss. Brother Bill was such a blessing to our families and he will be greatly missed. We could not be there in body but we are there in spirit.

    We love you all.

    Reply
  6. Barb Wade Hasbrouck & Bethany

    To Bethany he was Paw Paw,to me Pastor Bill.A pastor of pastors,a man with a true shepherds heart.He taught me much,gave me wise council,was there when I needed prayer.He will be greatly missed but I know he’s with my Jesus and I’ll see him again.To Missy,John,Tim &Shayne I’m sorry I couldn’t be there.I love you all,your special,may God give you comfort & peace.

    Reply
  7. Joel & Karen Hainley

    Dear Sister Williams & family,

    Thank God that the Savior Bill use to sing about here on earth, he is now singing in His presence. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Joel R. Hainley
    Reamstown COG

    Reply
  8. Garry & Pat Cobert

    Dear friends, we are so sad to hear of our brothers passing. We know where he is at so we will meet again. Love and prayers sister Missy, John, Shane, Tim. I know Bill will be sorly missed.

    Reply
  9. Amber Williams Roland

    Pawpaw, there is just not enough words to express how greatly you will be missed. You were the first to baptize me, teach me to shoot a gun, to drive a fourwheeler, my first singing lesson, playing the mandolin together even though i wasn’t doing much playing lol. Me and you were always so close and I will always love you! Forever & for always!!!!!

    Reply
  10. GREG & CRYSTAL MCGINNIS

    SIS MISSY AND FAMILY WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING FOR YOU ALL, MAY GOD SEND HIS COMFORTER IN THIS TIME OF NEED. JUST KEEP LOOKING UP CAUSE HE’S COMING SOON. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU ALL LOVE BRO GREG AND SIS CRYSTAL

    Reply
  11. Jerry and Vivian Gould

    Bro Bill was a great inspirational man whom we admired and loved. We will miss seeing him preaching behind the pulpit and hearing his amazing voice singing Gods praises.

    He inspired those that God has called to follow Gods leadership in there lives. We will miss him greatly and know we will see him one day at the pearly gates.

    Reply
  12. Starr.

    You were an amazing man of God! Such an inspiration & mentor, loved & truly missed by so many! You will always hold such a special place in my heart! Thank you for everything! Sending prayers to the Family, during this very difficult time as well. We love you Pastor Bill. <3

    Reply
  13. Kari Diamond

    Pastor Bill, you truly were a genuine person! You have touched the hearts of so many…including my own! Although your passing has saddened us..we know how happy you are. Im sure as you entered through those gates there were some wonderful people waiting to greet you!! 😉 I love you Pastor Bill…

    sending my love to you, Sister Missy, Jon, Tim, Shayne & families

    Reply
  14. Donetta Browning

    To my adopted family,
    Even though miles have separarted us my thoughts of you have never ended. Pastor Bill was the best pastor anyone could have ever hoped for. He truly was a man of God. I know Bill will be missed by so many. I can say that Pastor Bill and Momma Miss are the only two people I have ever been comfortable of calling mom and dad. What an inspiration this family has been to so many. May God keep you close in His loving arms in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  15. Pam Thompson

    May God bless your hearts and hold you close. Losing him on this earth is painful, but one day you will each reunite with him in that Heavenly home. You remain in my thoughts and prayers as you miss him. God’s loving arms surround you.
    ~Pam Thompson

    Reply
  16. Arthur and Janice Karick

    Dear Missy and family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you with the full assurance of our Blessed Hope through Jesus Christ.

    Art and Janice

    Reply
  17. Robin Glover

    You will be missed by so many!!! Prayers for the whole family!

    Reply
  18. Lenny & Sandy Provance

    Pastor Bill will always hold a special place in our hearts..He was a special friend to us and we love him very much…we unfortunately are unable to attend to pay our respects but would like the family to know that we send our love and prayers…we love you all

    Reply
  19. Jill

    My Uncle Bill, who took me through blue ridge going way to fast around sharp turns, to Cherokee. I proudly met the Chief, became Princess Red Feather, and that started an amazing missions trip later that year to do a youth camp on the Rez in New Mexico, followed up by a trip back to Farmington to build a children’s church building. Who I am is shaped by the time he took and invested in me and other people! I know today is an amazing day for you! I love you and thank you!

    Reply
  20. Roger and Cathy King

    Missy and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Our friendship goes a long way back to the Springhill Church of God. What memories I have of you and your family. I still remembering, Rog, me and Ryan coming over to your house for dinner. You made Spaghetti. I had never seen such a BIG pot of Spaghetti. But, you did have all those boys that were teens. I love you still and our prayers are with you and will be with you.

    Reply
  21. Teresa "Leighann" May (Wages)

    You are loved greatly and will be missed everyday. I wish we could have stayed as close as we were when I was younger. But it’s okay, I’ll be blowing out my birthday candles for the both of us from here on out. I love you…

    Reply
  22. Amber Davis

    PaPa, you will be dearly missed by so many people. You will always have a place in my heart. I love you and miss you so much already!

    Reply
  23. Sonny & Becky

    You will be sadly missed, but I know that you are now dancing on the streets of gold. There was never another person that was more of a brother to Sonny than you were. Our prayers go out to all of you. Bill Williams was a true man of God.

    Reply

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Memories

23 Comments

  1. Rev. William & Ruth Rutledge

    Dear Williams family,
    Our memories of your family are all of you singing together when you ministered as a guest minister at Praise Cathedral Church of God (formerly know as the North East Church of God. We missed seeing you at state meetings when you retired and moved.

    Our thoughts are with you with you all at this time. Bro. Williams was a real joy to know and always had a big friendly smile. Can’t you hear him singing with all his might aroung the throne?!

    Reply
  2. Sarah Dickey-Murawski

    You and your loving family have truely touched the lives of all the church people. In all my life, I have NEVER felt so welcomed when walking through the doors of a church like I have in The Church of god. It was like all family. People who would drop everything regardless of what the situation and come to help. We all have our own special ways that we will hold dearly to our hearts and keeping the memories fresh. We send our deepest Condolences to the Williams family at this sad time, but rest assure that soon will we all be reunited again.

    Reply
  3. Hazel (Shepard) Campbell

    Missy: I was so shocked and saddened by Bill’s
    untimely death. I am, however, so glad he went on to
    be with the Lord without a long extended illness. My
    thoughts and prayers and with you and the boys (which
    are now men, I guess). I hope you are doing well, as
    well as you can right now. I remember Bill as being a
    happy person. For the period of time I was around him he seemed to be very happy married to you. From the obituary it looked as though he was still very involved
    in the church. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Hazel

    Reply
  4. Carolyn Eddy

    You will be missed. thought of you and family often and you were and are in my prayers alot. I apreciate the many times that I have spent with you and your family. May the Lord give your family strength go go through this time of sorrow. Carolyn

    Reply
  5. Kevin,Debbie,&family; Sherry & Wilbur Hetrick

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time of loss. Brother Bill was such a blessing to our families and he will be greatly missed. We could not be there in body but we are there in spirit.

    We love you all.

    Reply
  6. Barb Wade Hasbrouck & Bethany

    To Bethany he was Paw Paw,to me Pastor Bill.A pastor of pastors,a man with a true shepherds heart.He taught me much,gave me wise council,was there when I needed prayer.He will be greatly missed but I know he’s with my Jesus and I’ll see him again.To Missy,John,Tim &Shayne I’m sorry I couldn’t be there.I love you all,your special,may God give you comfort & peace.

    Reply
  7. Joel & Karen Hainley

    Dear Sister Williams & family,

    Thank God that the Savior Bill use to sing about here on earth, he is now singing in His presence. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Joel R. Hainley
    Reamstown COG

    Reply
  8. Garry & Pat Cobert

    Dear friends, we are so sad to hear of our brothers passing. We know where he is at so we will meet again. Love and prayers sister Missy, John, Shane, Tim. I know Bill will be sorly missed.

    Reply
  9. Amber Williams Roland

    Pawpaw, there is just not enough words to express how greatly you will be missed. You were the first to baptize me, teach me to shoot a gun, to drive a fourwheeler, my first singing lesson, playing the mandolin together even though i wasn’t doing much playing lol. Me and you were always so close and I will always love you! Forever & for always!!!!!

    Reply
  10. GREG & CRYSTAL MCGINNIS

    SIS MISSY AND FAMILY WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING FOR YOU ALL, MAY GOD SEND HIS COMFORTER IN THIS TIME OF NEED. JUST KEEP LOOKING UP CAUSE HE’S COMING SOON. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU ALL LOVE BRO GREG AND SIS CRYSTAL

    Reply
  11. Jerry and Vivian Gould

    Bro Bill was a great inspirational man whom we admired and loved. We will miss seeing him preaching behind the pulpit and hearing his amazing voice singing Gods praises.

    He inspired those that God has called to follow Gods leadership in there lives. We will miss him greatly and know we will see him one day at the pearly gates.

    Reply
  12. Starr.

    You were an amazing man of God! Such an inspiration & mentor, loved & truly missed by so many! You will always hold such a special place in my heart! Thank you for everything! Sending prayers to the Family, during this very difficult time as well. We love you Pastor Bill. <3

    Reply
  13. Kari Diamond

    Pastor Bill, you truly were a genuine person! You have touched the hearts of so many…including my own! Although your passing has saddened us..we know how happy you are. Im sure as you entered through those gates there were some wonderful people waiting to greet you!! 😉 I love you Pastor Bill…

    sending my love to you, Sister Missy, Jon, Tim, Shayne & families

    Reply
  14. Donetta Browning

    To my adopted family,
    Even though miles have separarted us my thoughts of you have never ended. Pastor Bill was the best pastor anyone could have ever hoped for. He truly was a man of God. I know Bill will be missed by so many. I can say that Pastor Bill and Momma Miss are the only two people I have ever been comfortable of calling mom and dad. What an inspiration this family has been to so many. May God keep you close in His loving arms in this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  15. Pam Thompson

    May God bless your hearts and hold you close. Losing him on this earth is painful, but one day you will each reunite with him in that Heavenly home. You remain in my thoughts and prayers as you miss him. God’s loving arms surround you.
    ~Pam Thompson

    Reply
  16. Arthur and Janice Karick

    Dear Missy and family,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you with the full assurance of our Blessed Hope through Jesus Christ.

    Art and Janice

    Reply
  17. Robin Glover

    You will be missed by so many!!! Prayers for the whole family!

    Reply
  18. Lenny & Sandy Provance

    Pastor Bill will always hold a special place in our hearts..He was a special friend to us and we love him very much…we unfortunately are unable to attend to pay our respects but would like the family to know that we send our love and prayers…we love you all

    Reply
  19. Jill

    My Uncle Bill, who took me through blue ridge going way to fast around sharp turns, to Cherokee. I proudly met the Chief, became Princess Red Feather, and that started an amazing missions trip later that year to do a youth camp on the Rez in New Mexico, followed up by a trip back to Farmington to build a children’s church building. Who I am is shaped by the time he took and invested in me and other people! I know today is an amazing day for you! I love you and thank you!

    Reply
  20. Roger and Cathy King

    Missy and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Our friendship goes a long way back to the Springhill Church of God. What memories I have of you and your family. I still remembering, Rog, me and Ryan coming over to your house for dinner. You made Spaghetti. I had never seen such a BIG pot of Spaghetti. But, you did have all those boys that were teens. I love you still and our prayers are with you and will be with you.

    Reply
  21. Teresa "Leighann" May (Wages)

    You are loved greatly and will be missed everyday. I wish we could have stayed as close as we were when I was younger. But it’s okay, I’ll be blowing out my birthday candles for the both of us from here on out. I love you…

    Reply
  22. Amber Davis

    PaPa, you will be dearly missed by so many people. You will always have a place in my heart. I love you and miss you so much already!

    Reply
  23. Sonny & Becky

    You will be sadly missed, but I know that you are now dancing on the streets of gold. There was never another person that was more of a brother to Sonny than you were. Our prayers go out to all of you. Bill Williams was a true man of God.

    Reply

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