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Robert “Bobby Joe” Williams

Robert Jerry “Bobby Joe” Williams, age 80 of Springfield, TN, passed from this life Thursday, February 3, 2022, at NorthCrest Medical Center. Memorial services will be conducted at 4 pm on Monday February 14, 2022, at the Adairville Baptist Church in Adairville, Kentucky with Pastor Phillip Alexander officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 pm until 4 pm on Monday at the church.

Mr. Williams was born April 19, 1941, in Washington Park, to the late Joseph Emanual and Evelyn Ramsey Williams. He was a former member of Highland Southern Baptist Church in Highland, and Bethel Baptist Church in Troy. He was a 1961 graduate of East St. Louis High School and spent his summers growing up in Adairville, KY working in the tobacco fields. He married his wife of 52 years, Nancy Boyles Williams on August 23, 1964, at Adairville Baptist Church. After marriage, Robert and Nancy lived in Russellville, KY and he worked at Red Kap. The family moved to East St. Louis, in 1967, Marine in 1971, and Highland, in 1975. Robert lived there until 2017 when he moved to Springfield, TN after the death of his wife in 2016.  During his time in Illinois, he worked for Terminal Railroad and then Eaton B-Line where he was a metal cutter. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking hikes and working puzzles.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Boyles Williams; brother, Ronald Lee Williams; and sister, Donna Sue Dyal.

Mr. Robert is survived by his daughters, Karen M. (David) McKennedy of Springfield, TN and Susan (David) Cooper of Highland; brother, Herbert (Kathy) Gibbs of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Osborn, Timothy (Deanna) Osborn, Abigayle (Clemens) Schollmeyer, and Bradley Cooper; step-grandchildren, Katheryn (Nicholas) Martin and David McKennedy, III; great grandchildren, Sylas Schollmeyer, Leif Osborn, Nancy Bea Osborn, Laythan Schollmeyer, Agatha Martin, and 2 on the way; brothers-in-law, Jeff (Penny) Edwards and Pat Boyles; sisters-in-law, Janice Edwards; numerous nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Dakota; and his beloved grand dogs, Hudson and Bear.

The family request if so desired memorial donations may be made to or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Robertson County Funeral Home ( was in charge of the arrangements.

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