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Marvin Robert “Bob” Williams went to be with God on November 12, 2022, surrounded by his family, after a short illness. Bob and his family were blessed by near ninety-eight years of life.
Bob was born December 31, 1924 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Marvin Leslie Williams and Anne Stretch Williams. He grew up in Bessemer, Alabama. After completing high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and served on a patrol craft that ended up protecting Omaha Beach on D-Day. Shortly after the war, Bob met and married the love of his life, Grace Roberts in 1946, with whom he shared sixty-six wonderful years of marriage. Grace and Bob moved to Houston in 1948 to follow job opportunities. While there, they were blessed with two children, Cindy and Robert.
Bob worked for thirty six years as a melter at Armco Steel, now AK Steel, before retiring in 1982. After retiring, Bob and Grace moved to Lake Livingston for ten years. Bob loved to fish and spent many days out on the lake with family and friends. He and Grace then moved to Kingwood to be closer to their children and treasured grandson, Robert. Bob was a devoted, loving father and grandfather. He was a lifelong fan of Alabama Crimson Tide football. He loved traveling, including a cruise to Alaska and a trip to back to Normandy at 77. Bob was a member of American Legion Post 560 in Garden Oaks, and enjoyed his Sundays at Rev. Dr. Bill Kerley’s Ordinary Life class in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Silver Sneakers at the Garden Oaks YMCA, doing senior yoga three times a week until COVID. Bob was an avid Jeopardy player who loved listening to Frank Sinatra. Bob lived with his son Robert in the Tanglewood area of Houston when he passed.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Leslie Williams and Annie Stretch Williams, his step-mother. Ollie Mae Williams, brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Juanita Kelly, and his beloved wife of 66 years, Grace. He is survived by his daughter, Cindy Goodson, and husband, Freddie, of Kingwood, TX, his son, Robert Williams, of Houston, TX, and his grandson, Robert and wife, Kelly, of Houston, TX. The family would like to extend special gratitude to Dr. Ronald Ralph and the medical staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, especially the IVIG infusion unit. A special thanks goes to all home health care providers. We would also like to share our appreciation and gratitude to Melanie Johnson, Jane Robles, and April Johnson who gave such wonderful and compassionate care to Bob. Jane gave Bob special nightly care in his final days. The family will treasure the loving videos Melanie made of car conversations she had with Bob on their driving adventures together. A special thanks to Gary Konecny for his company and care over the years.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 21 at 11 am in the Chapel at St Paul’s United Methodist Church located at 5501 Main Street at Binz in Houston. A private interment service will be held in the columbarium at St. Paul’s UMC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Kerley Endowment of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church or to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA.
Monday November 21, 2022 11:00 AM St. Pauls United Methodist Church 5501 Main St. Houston, Texas 77004