James Rudolph Williams, 80, entered joyfully into the presence of our Lord and Savior on July 27, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family.
Rudolph was born in Lake County, FL on April 17, 1939 to James Albert Williams and Lowell Margaret Dees Williams. The family moved back to Dixie County shortly thereafter, where Rudolph lived for the remainder of his life.
He married the love of his life, Bonnie Faye Weeks on January 16, 1959.
Rudolph was a hard-working man who always put his family first. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and an extraordinary memory. He loved hearing a good joke. Throughout his life he worked as a Forest Ranger with the Florida Forest Service, an equipment operator with W.E. Malone Logging, and retired as a truck driver with the Dixie County Road Department. He was a member of the Suwannee River Baptist Church in Old Town, FL
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Faye Williams of Old Town, FL, two children, Edward Williams (Kari) of Old Town, FL and Shannon Williams-Paramore (David) of Perry, FL; and one grandson Trey Krejcar of California; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday August 2, 2019 at Suwannee River Baptist Church with Bros. Bobby Lindsey and Ben Kimmell officiating. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL.