CHARLESTON - Johnnie Lee Williams Jr., 79, died June 6, 2004, at his home in Charleston.
Born June 26, 1924, in Oxford, Miss., to the late Johnnie Lee and Jessie Mae McFadden Williams, he moved to Charleston in 1934 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In the 1950s he relocated to Chicago Heights, Ill., where he worked at U.S. Steel as a foreman, moving back to Charleston in 1987.
On Jan. 10, 1942, he married James Lula Clark, who survives.
Other survivors include: six sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert Williams of Columbia, Charles and Debra Rose of St. Louis and Henry Williams, Hershel William, Micheal Williams and Steve and Amanda Williams of Charleston; six daughters and three sons-in-law, Angelene Dixon of Dallas and Ernestine and Andrew Anderson, Jessie Mae Williams, Doris and Ervin Watts, Loretta and Ron Gary and Alaise Williams of Charleston; one brother, the Rev. Murray Williams of Charleston; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis Williams and James Williams, one sister and one granddaughter, Denise Williams.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday until time for services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Grand Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Lavern Frazier will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston with the Williams Funeral Home in Charleston in charge of arrangements.