In memory of

Robert Lee Williams Sr.

Aug 8, 1931
Feb 26, 2017


Robert Lee Williams Sr. (Bob) was born in Mill City OR, August 8, 1931. His family moved to Salem, OR where he resided for the majority of his life. He volunteered for two tours of duty in the United States Navy, serving as a medical corpsman for the Marine Corps first division recon. He was justifiably proud of his military service. He returned to soon marry Marilyn Brown Foxley, a relationship that lasted almost 63 years. Bob and Marilyn raised seven children who they loved. He went home to his Heavenly Father, in a room overflowing with family, friends and love, Sunday afternoon February 26, 2017.

Bob is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn, along with children Lynne Henry (Tom), Bob Williams Jr. (Laura), Ted Williams, USN ret. (Kingsley), Dan Williams (Pam), David Williams USN ret. (Julie), and Campbell (Sue), 23 Grandchildren, and a growing number of great grandchildren, He is preceded in death by his oldest Daughter, Lori.

It’s said that the measure of a man’s greatness isn’t found in how much he loves, but by how much he is loved. By that definition, Bob is indeed, a truly great man.

Service Information

Monday March 6, 2017 @ 6 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Interment with Military Honors
Tuesday March 7, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd, Portland, OR 97086

Memorial Service
Wednesday March 8, 2017 @ 11:oo AM
LDS Church
3645 Cloverdale Dr SE, Turner, OR 97392

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Waldy Grzelewski says:

    To Mrs Williams and your family, I am very sorry of the passing of Bob sr. he truly was a great man!!! Ihad many visits with him and got to hear about alot of very neat things he did thru his life. Always remember the good times with him!!

  2. Kurt Christensen says:

    Growing up, I had many positive examples in my life. David was my very best friend and was there when I needed him the most. I will always be grateful to his parents for their examples and for such caring and loving children. Thank you Bob - you will be missed. You had a gruff exterior but a kind heart and you could always be counted on to help those around you when the need was there. My sincerest condolences and sympathies to the entire family.

  3. Gordon Kelly says:

    Bob was a good man and a good neighbor! Semper Fi, my friend!

  4. Debbie (Moon) Koller says:

    Marilyn and Family: So very sorry to hear of your loss of Bob. Sending you my love and hugs.

  5. Kent Garrett says:

    We will certainly miss Bob. It is hard when we lose a loved member of our Turner Ward family. Our sincere condolences to Marilyn and the family.

  6. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Bob Sr. was a good man who lived a good life. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home.

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