James Williams • September 12, 2019
James Clarke Williams Sr. aka ” J.C, Dit, Jimmy, Dad, Paw Paw, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday September 12, 2019 at his home. James was born July 22, 1937 in Mobile, AL. to William and Mary Williams Sr. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and friend. James found his greatest pleasure watching his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren grow along side the love of his life Janet Williams. James worked as a quality assurance specialist at Pensacola NAS until he retired after 40 plus years. You could catch him every Saturday watching the Alabama Crimson Tide. He loved Alabama football just about as much as he loved his family! He enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball teams as well as umpiring baseball games and refereeing football games. He loved getting out to watch his grandchildren play baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, softball, marching in the band and singing in chorus! He loved being apart of St. Mary’s ushering on Sunday mornings. James was a phenomenal man.
James was preceded in death by his parents William and Mary Williams Sr.; brother John W. Williams Sr.; sisters Betty ( Kenneth) Lee and Namoi (Donnie) Brady.
Survivors include his brother William “Bubba” (Mary) Williams; sisters Bobbie Hartley; Sandra Williams; his lovely wife of 60 years Janet Rose Williams; daughters Diana (Mark) Melton; Kimberly (Mac) Baird; Lynda (Arthur) Cotton; his son Jimmy (Vikki) Williams Jr.; grandchildren Kerry Melton; Joshua (Tamara) Melton; Samantha (Leo) Polanco;Christopher White; Emily White; Aimee (Michael) Gainey; Katee Cotton; Jacob Cotton; Branden Williams; Nick Williams; Timmy Williams; great- grandchildren Jordynn Melton Damico; Addison Melton; Parker Melton; Ava Gainey; Brooklynn Polanco; Sebastian Polanco; Cristiano Polanco; Dallas Kascel.
Funeral services will be held on Monday September 23, 2019 at 10 am at Pensacola Memorial Gardens. Father Eugene Casserly will be officiating the funeral. The family will receive friends from 9-9:45. Lieu of flower donations may be made to Covenant Care at 5041 N. 12th Avenue Pensacola, FL. 32504