John Robert “Bob” Williams, 92 of Norris City, IL, passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. Bob was born on February 12, 1930, in Herald, IL, the son of Richard McClure and Renda Mae (Catlin) Williams. He retired having spent his career working in the oil field, working last for Shakespeare Oil Company for over twenty years as a production superintendent. Bob would occasionally work in the logging industry or use the carpentry skills he learned from his father. He was a man of many talents and a true jack of all trades, using his skills and knowledge to better the lives of his family and friends. Bob greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting, but most of all loved spending time with his family. Bob loved the Lord, was a dedicated member of dedicated member of Norris City General Baptist Church and also attended Norris City Christian Church.
Survivors include, his children, Rita Gail (Mike) Burnett of St. Augustine, TX, Brenda Joyce (John) Spencer of Etoile, TX, Dianna Lynn (Johnny) Hughes of Evansville, IN, Susan Annette (John) Agnew of Nashville, IL and John Robert (Barbara Henson) Williams II of Norris City, IL; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Fleeta Guffey of Altamont, IL. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Melba Williams, a son, Robert Dale Williams and siblings, Richard Williams Jr. Everett Williams, Wilburn Williams, Shirley Williams, Aline Poshard, Opal Porter, Bernice Hale, Letha Porter, and Mamie Harvey.
Funeral services for John Robert “Bob” Williams, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, IL., with burial following at Mount Oval Cemetery in Norris City, IL. Friends and family may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2022, and again on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers contributions in Bob’s memory be made to the Baptist Children’s Home in Carmi, IL and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home, who has been entrusted with the arrangements.