He was the son of the late Malcolm and Eula Jackson Williams and husband of Theresa Center Williams.
He was a member of Ebenezer Welcome Baptist Church and a retired driver from Roadway Express. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Barry Lynn Williams of Spartanburg, S.C., and John Barret Williams of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Kim Durham of Landrum, Beverly Taylor of Greer, S.C., and Jennifer Green of Wellford, S.C.; two sisters, Frances Kilpatrick of Landrum and Mary Ruth Ferrell of Campobello; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at the church, conducted by Rev. Vince Gainey, Rev. Walter Johnson and Dr. Drew Hines. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory of Landrum is in charge of arrangements.