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Charles Edward Williams

Charles Edward Williams, 80, resident of 2074 Hwy. 72 West husband of Maureen Whitten Williams passed away peacefully Thursday Sept. 19, 2013 at his home.

Born Nov. 19, 1932 in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late James Gillespie Williams and Sara Gibert Williams.

Charles was a retired supervisor with Rocky River Mills with over 30 years of service. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He continued to serve his country faithfully for over 41 years through his being a member of the National Guard and the Army Reserves. He was also an active member of his community while being a faithful member of the Korean Veterans Association. He also served 3 terms on the Abbeville County School Board. Charles was a Mason and a member of the Clinton Lodge #3 AFM. He was a loyal and faithful member of Lebanon Presbyterian Church for over 40 years were he served as an Elder and was a member of numerous committees within the church. Charles was a proud and avid Clemson Tiger Football and will be remembered for his kind and caring demeanor towards his family and his many friends.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years Maureen Whitten Williams of the home; a daughter Lisa W. Hagan (Robert) of Donalds, SC; three sons Jimmy Williams (Julie) of Abbeville, SC, Joey Williams (Leslie) of Anderson, SC and Steve Williams (Chipper) of Belton, SC; one sister Dot Fleming (Neuffer) of Abbeville, SC; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister JoAnn Freeman and a brother Lowrie Williams.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday Sept. 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Revs. David Barton and Arnold Johnson officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Full Military Honors. The family is at the home.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 1:30 until 3:00 PM at the funeral home prior to services. The family is at the home 2074 Hwy. 72 West Abbeville, SC.

Memorials may be made in memory of Charles to NOAH PO Box 959 East Hampstead, NH 03826-0959.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sunday, September 22, 2013
1:30-3:00 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Sunday, September 22, 2013
3:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Hwy 72 W
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

PO Box 959
East Hampstead, NH 03826-0959 National Diabetes Accociation
16-A Brozzini Court
Greenville, SC 29615

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Dear Mrs. Maureen and family, We are rejoicing with you that Mr. Charles is with his Savior and Lord and we will continue to remember you and your family in our prayers

Jennie Salinas Sep 25 2013 12:00 AM

Julie and Jimmy,We are sorry to hear of Jimmy's father. Wanted you to know we are thinking of you and your family.Bonnie & Robbie Gary

Bonnie & Robbie Gary Sep 25 2013 12:00 AM

Maureen and family. I was so saddened to hear of Charles's going to be with the Lord. He was a wonderful man. I remember all those years of raising our children together in the Sharon community. Please know that I have been and will continue to pray for you and your children as your enter this new phase of your life. May God Bless you , D'Onne

D'Onne Smith Sep 25 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Williams' passing. I remember living out there across from you all and how sweet you both were. Will be praying for you in the days to come.Love, Stephanie Bannister Ison

Stephanie Bannister Ison Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

To Lisa and all your family. I am so sorry about your daddy. I have been in Fla. Since last wed. so I didn't get to come to visitation or funeral. Just know my prayers are with you and if you need anything please let me know. Love to all of you.Ms.Yvonne

Yvonne Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

Maureen and Family, Joyce and I were so saddened to hear that Charles has passed away. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Remembering that he worked at Rocky River for many years did bring back very pleasant memories for me.

Richard & Joyce Strawhorn Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

Maureen and family, I was so sorry to hear of Charles passing, please know that all of my family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers the days ahead.

Gail Williams Miller Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

Maureen and family,We are so sorry for your loss. Charles was such a delightful person to know. I will never forget when Joey and Leslie first started dating how excited Joey was for us to meet his Mom and Dad. He is so proud of you and his entire family; and I believe that this reflects the type parenting you and Charles provided for Joey, as he always shows respect and love for others. Everyone who knew Charles will miss him greatly. We pray for you and everyone in your family; the void he leaves can't be filled by anyone else, but there is comfort that Charles was first a man of God, he loved his family with great passion, and he loved and served his country well. We will miss him so very much. Love, Steve and Debbie Spearman

Steve and Debbie Spearman Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Charles death. We worked together for many years at the Rocky River Plant and he was a kind and gentle person who saw the best in everyone.Our prayers are with all the familyNancy Crocker

Nancy Crocker Sep 21 2013 12:00 AM

Jimmie & Julie, So sorry to read about Charlie. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you guys.

Gene & Nancy Heusstis Sep 21 2013 12:00 AM

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