Joseph Henry Williams

February 17, 1925 ~ January 28, 2021 (age 95)

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Mr. Joseph Henry Williams, 95, of 2340 Roanoke Rd., passed away at his home Thursday, January 28, 2021 with his loving family by his side.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, January 31st at 2:00 pm at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Newton Grove with the Rev. Gregg Presnal and the Rev. Richard Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Born on February 17, 1925 in Sampson County, Joseph was the son of the late Emmett A. and Maggie Baggett Williams. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, a charter member and volunteer fireman at Vann Crossroads Fire Department and a lifelong farmer. On most days, he could be found in his Pointer overalls, tan shirt, and straw hat, caring for his crops and hogs, or sitting in his designated chair at Wilson’s Store in Spivey’s Corner. He was known for his heart of gold, sense of humor and the ever-present candy in his pocket to pass along to children to brighten their day. Joseph was a man dedicated to his family, his church, and his community and will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Vann Williams; daughter, Mary Jo Carr and husband, Hugh of Clinton; son, Steve Williams and wife, Delores of Clinton; seven grandchildren: Jonathan Williams (CharlesAnna), Reed Williams (Brittany), Kathryn W. Waters (Ryan), Elizabeth C. Andrews (Phillip), Sarah C. Stone (Matt), Hannah C. Baxter (Tyler), and Rachel C. Grantham (Dalton); and was also blessed with fourteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Dwight Williams, Sr., Gibson Williams, Sr., Thomas Williams and Sherrill Williams.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at his home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 4641 Church Road, Newton Grove, NC 28366.

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Prayer Service

Committal Service


Funeral Service
January 31, 2021

2:00 PM
Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery
4641 Church Rd
Newton Grove, NC 28366


Hopewell UMC Cemetery
4641 Church Rd.
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Visitation at Family's Home

Visitation at the Williams' Home
2340 Roanoke Rd.
Clinton, NC 28328

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