Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 12, 2014

John Caddell Williams Jr.

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — WYTHEVILLE, Va. — John Caddell Williams Jr., 67, of Wytheville, Va., passed away on Monday, February 10, 2013, at home after a sudden illness. Born April 29, 1946 in Wytheville, Va., he was the son of the late, John C. and Betty Shelburne Williams of Wytheville. He attended George Wythe High School and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, performing two tours of duty in Vietnam, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a retired coal miner, having lived many years in McDowell County, W.Va., before returning home to Wythe County after retirement.  

John was a lifelong outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting and fishing of all kinds. He took great pride in his hunting dogs, as well as the many hunting trophies he accumulated throughout the years. He was an active member of the Walker-Terry Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Wytheville, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also greatly enjoyed spending time with his seven grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie Davidson Williams; and two brothers, Clarence Williams and Edward Williams. He is survived by four sons, John Caddell Williams III and wife, Patricia of Piney Flats, Tenn., Samuel Shane Williams and wife, Gerry of Portland, Tenn., Joel Lee Williams and wife, Janie of Rock, W.Va., and Stacy Todd Williams and wife, Tracy of White House, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Alisa Williams of Chattanooga, Tenn., Savannah and Chelsea Williams of Bristol, Tenn., Audrey Williams of Rock, W.Va.; Hannah and Andrew Williams of White House, Tenn., and Shiloh Williams of Piney Flats, Tenn.; brothers;  Samuel Williams and wife, Naomi of Elliston, Va., Garnet Williams of Lynchburg, Va., William Williams of Rocky Comfort, Mo., and Raymond Williams, and wife, Arlinda of Clyde, Texas.;  a sister, Frances Williams Bevil of Salem, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.     

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with Pastor Doug Shortridge officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. American Legion Post #9 will conduct graveside military rites.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is serving the Williams family.

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