Mr. Joe L. Williams was born on November 7th, 1946, in Colbert County, AL to Joe and Nannie Ruth Williams. He departed this earthly life on Monday July 31st surrounded by loved ones. Joe closed his eyes and slipped quietly into eternal rest with the Lord.
He was a graduate of Leighton Training School, and he also served our country in The United States Army and The Vietnam War. He received several Medals: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, W/1 Bronze Service Star, and Sharp Shooter Rifle.
He was united in Holy Matrimony to Annie Pearl King Williams, the love of his life on December 24th, 1968, their union of marriage lasted 54 years.
He professed his faith in Christ at an early age at Carter's Branch Church in Tishomingo, MS. Later in life he became a member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Leighton, Alabama where he served in many capacities as a member of the Deacon Board, Choir, & Male Chorus.
He was employed by the city of Sheffield as a Police Officer and later went to work at Diamond Shamrock/Occidental Chemicals where he was employed until retirement after 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Joe Williams and Nannie Ruth Williams; his sisters: Fronie Marie King, Nannie Mae Williams, and Annie Jo Williams; brother Jimmy Williams
Those left to cherish his loving memories his loving wife: Mrs. Annie Pearl King Williams Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Children: Anthony O'Neal Williams, Michael Dion Williams, Ronald Doran Williams, Torris Damon Williams, all of Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Two Loving Sisters: Nellie Eggleston- Florence, AL; Nora Williams- Sheffield, AL.
Two Devoted Brothers: Freddie Williams (Rosita) of Huntsville, AL and Johnny Williams- Sheffield, AL
Sisters in-law: Katherine Acklin(Louis), Rebecca Ricks(Walter), Leathia King, Cherlyn Martin, Carolyn Wilson (David), Sharon Williams, Christine King
Brothers-in-law: Thomas Armstead, Thomas Fuqua, Andrew King, & Donald King
Uncle- Paul L. Cole- Sheffield, AL.
Devoted Granddaughter & Grandson Angelica Smith & Torris Williams II
Devoted Nieces Kimberly Armstead Pride & Melissa D. Williams
Devoted Friends: Henry & Sallie Lewis, Tom Alexander, Billy Thigpen, Steve McMeans
Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my, course, I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7