William Howard Williams, Jr., 74, a resident of Montgomery, was born in Birmingham, AL. He passed away peacefully at home on December 15th, 2015. Mr. Williams is the son of the late William Howard Williams, Sr., and Audrey Corinne Simmons Williams. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 34 years, Eloise Tatum Williams. Survivors include son, William Howard Williams, III (Summer); daughter, Elizabeth Simmons Williams; and his grandson, Thomas Rutherford "Ford" Williams, all of Montgomery, Alabama; sister, Jeanne Rutherford Williams Moomaw (David) of Jacksonville, FL, and many dear nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion, Helen Hall, as well as his many friends.
"Big Howard," as he was affectionately known, graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1959 and went to University of Mississippi on a Naval ROTC scholarship. At Ole Miss, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. After earning his Mechanical Engineering degree in '64, Mr. Williams was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the Civil Engineering Corps. He served in the Bahamas, Key West, and in Vietnam. In 1969, he joined his father's business, R&H Supply Company, in Montgomery. He served as past president of the Family Guidance Center and was an active member of the Vestry at The Church of the Ascension. He was active in the Kairos Prison Ministry and Rotary Club. Currently, he is a member of Christchurch.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 20th, 3:00 p.m., at Christchurch, with Fr. Andrew Rowell officiating. The family will receive visitors in Canterbury Hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christchurch, 8800 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL, 36117, or to Common Ground Montgomery, P.O. Box 1866, Montgomery, AL 36102.
Condolences may be offered at www.leak-mc.com.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on December 18 through 19, 2015.