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William R. "Bill" Williams

August 8, 1938 — April 7, 2023


William “Bill” Williams age 84 of the St. Martin Community in Biloxi, passed away on April 7, 2023.

 Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Loren Williams; his brother, Charles Lee Williams;  great-grandchildren, Deyonte Cahill and Charlie Cahill.

  Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara M. Williams; his children, Loren W. Williams (Marianne Breault Williams), Melissa C. Cahill (Chuck Cahill), Lynnda L. Johnson (Harley D. Johnson); his siblings, LaVonne R. Fisher, and Janice R. Predmore (Gary L. Predmore); his grandchildren, Shannon M. Harris, Veronica R. Nieukirk (Jonathan), Rikki B. Shapley (Jarred), Andrew Welton, Tabatha R. Adcock, Aaron C. Cahill (Stephanie), Patrick R. Cahill (Hannah), Sarah N. Cahill (Elmer Feliciano), Rachel E. Cahill (Nathan Meredith), Caitlin R. Grace (Richard Rogers), Hailey B. Stork (Caitlin Stork), Sierra S.M. Johnson, Savannah L. Thomas (Phillip Austin), Avery D. Johnson; his great-grandchildren, Ellie Harmon, Sage Harris, James Nieukirk, Jemma Nieukirk, Jace Williams, Zoie Shapley, Rory Shapley, Kai-Lynn Lennon, Connor Kaufman, Levi Adcock, Grayson Adcock, Elizabeth Adcock, Mateo Cahill, Nessa Cahill, Maleya Cahill, Alayna Cahill, Judah Rogers, Mason Stork, Isabella Stork, Harlynn Stork, Skyler Austin, Shelby Thomas; a host of beloved cousins, and dear friends.

  Bill is a native of West Frankfort, IL., and after serving in the United States Air Force., chose Biloxi as his forever home., He retired from Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, was an avid Saints football fan and a Nascar fan. Bill proudly served many years with West Jackson County Volunteer Fire Dept and was Chief for many years.  He loved watching grandkids at many different sporting events, he loved traveling, and visiting historical sights, gardening and had a fierce love for animals.  He enjoyed going to see the St. Louis Cardinal’s Baseball team as well as the local Shuckers team play baseball. 

  William “Bill” Williams above all was a dedicated husband, father, granddad, great-granddad, and friend.  Nothing meant more to him than his family.  Bill was a retired Volunteer Firefighter, a loving husband of 62 years, a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and dear friend to many.  He was known as “Granddad” to many.  He will truly be missed.  No services are planned at this time.

  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tunnels to Towers or any local Humane Society.

  The Riemann Family Funeral Home, 13872 Lemoyne Blvd. in West Jackson County is proudly serving the Williams Family.  Share memories, condolences and photos at 

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