Leroy Williams Jr. 1940-2020 | Information, Sports activities, Jobs
LITHONIA, Ga. — Mr. Leroy Williams Jr., 80, previously of Youngstown, departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Emory Decatur Hospital.
Mr. Williams was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Clinton, S.C., a son of Leroy Sr. and Deborah Wilson Williams. He was a graduate of The Rayen Faculty and an Military veteran.
He married the love of his life, the previous Nettie Matthews, on Aug. 13, 1965. Nettie lovingly calls him “My Babycake.”
He retired from Group Bus Companies in 2011 after 17 years of service as a bus driver. Throughout this time, he additionally served as supervisor of Northside Pool and Borts’ Pool.
Previous to his years of service locally, Mr. Williams’ entrepreneurial spirit led him to companion with longtime pal Willie Foster and open L&W Market. Later, he established Williams Nook Market. He was additionally nicely referred to as co-owner of the Ringside Lounge.
A loyal member of Youngstown’s New Bethel Baptist Church for greater than 50 years, he served with the church van ministry and made cameo appearances with the male choir. His favourite gospel music was “Holy One,” by Rance Allen.
Moreover, he was a member of the VFW, Masonic Covenant Lodge 59 and F.D. Mason Bowling League. As a long-standing pillar locally, he was the pinnacle coach for the Willis Road Market Braves. Affectionately referred to as “Coach,” he impressed many younger males and younger adults. Many keep in mind his rallying name, “Gimme one!”
He was a diehard fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavs, and cherished a day of simply working within the yard.
He leaves to cherish his reminiscence and legacy his loving spouse of 55 years, Nettie; 4 kids, Ivan Sr. (LaTonya) Williams of Georgia, the Rev. Dr. T. Leon (Rochelle) Williams of North Carolina, Leroy “Eljay” (Shari) Williams of Georgia and Tenika R. Williams of Georgia; a sister, Deborah Jackson of Youngstown; two brothers: James (Gloria) Williams of Youngstown, and Dennis (LeLa) Williams of Georgia; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews different family and associates.
Apart from his dad and mom, he was preceded in loss of life by two sisters, Gladys Tillery and Geraldine Williams; and 5 brothers, Robert, Johnnie, Melvin, Jerome and Delbert Williams.
Mates might name 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., Youngstown, OH 44511. Masks and social distancing are required. Companies for household solely will observe at 11 a.m.
Preparations have been entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Residence.