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Charles F. Williams 1937 - 2014
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May 11, 2014
I remember when you lived down the street from my parents and we went over and you were playing cards with my dad. Then going to see you at your beautiful place at the lake. You had a wonderful life and so many memories as shown in the pictures on this site.
May 06, 2014
I last saw Charlie about 6 weeks ago. My greatest regret is that I waited so late in our lives to renew our friendship. We had not seen one another for many years but he always my friend. I'll miss him greatly.
May 06, 2014
You will be missed always, Charlie. You alway was an awesome friend, and
will be sadly missed by our family. May God bless and comfort your family
at this time.

Jerry and Sarah Thomas
May 06, 2014
I am so sorry to learn of Charley's passing. We have been friends forever and will miss him greatly.
My condolences to you Barbara
Love from your Canadian friend
May 05, 2014
Dear Cindy, Norman, Lindey, and family. We were so sorry to hear about your dad and grandfather---we hope that all of your special memories will bring you comfort at this time. The Patterson Family
May 04, 2014
I couldn't have had a better father in law. I will truelly miss you. Charlie has taught me so much, especially how to cook and speak. I love you.
May 03, 2014
So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We were good friends at SouthSide High School. I remember his sister Ada Mae also. God Bless you all.
Donald L. Hawkins
Senatobia, Miss.
May 03, 2014
Charlie, You were stern yet fair. Im glad that I had you in my life. Some times you did/said things that appeared to be(unorthodox) but I learned to filter the colorful words and obtained the message that you were teaching me. After 24 years in the Navy and then following in your footsteps and working as a cop myself I thank you for all the life lessons learned. Rest in Peace Most the most important thing is Im happy for is that I will see you one day in Heaven. Until we meet again Love ya Deuce (stepson)
May 02, 2014
I was honored to serve in the same investigative bureau with Charlie Williams, where we were both detective sergeants. Charlie was a man who could be gruff when he needed to be, but was personally a gentle giant of a man.
We were paired with our desks facing one another, so we had ample chances to talk, compare notes, and become friends.I am sorry he, like so many other fine officers Charlie and I served with, have passed along and left the rest of us at a loss for yet another friend. So long, Charlie.
We will always remember you and miss you more than ever.

Jim (JD) Williams
Memphis, TN.
May 02, 2014
Bob and I were so sorry to learn of Charlie's death. We will miss seeing you guys pass the house and stopping to chat on occasion. Let us know how we can help you over here on the river.
May 02, 2014
Deepest Sympathy and condolences in the loss of your loved one, Charles Frances Williams. I pray for God to comfort all the family and friends.
Blessings to all.
May 01, 2014
I was honored to be your son in law for thirty years; Never will be the same without you; RIP!
May 01, 2014
There was a time when the title of Detective for the Memphis Police Department meant second to none in the entire United States.
As a young officer, I recall such names as "Slick" Jordan, Wilson Summers, Rick Wilson, Herschell Pike, Bob Bedford, "Snake" Collier and many others who have now gone on.
Among these names, Charlie Williams figures prominently. A fine and very meticulous investigator who never wanted to make a big splash. He only did what he was sworn and dedicated to do, and that was give dedicated service to the City of Memphis.
Mr. Williams never hesitated to take the time to provide information, or advice, on how to handle a crime scene. No question of mine was ever scoffed or brushed off. "There was a rhyme and reason for everything", he once told me, and that "there is no such thing as a trivial piece of evidence or detail".

To be a detective of today there are all kinds of computer and scientific devices to assist an investigator. In his time period, it required a mind like a steel trap. Mr. Williams had one.
It was an honor to be the first officer on the scene when he showed up. You knew that he was going to notice your work, and speak with you as a partner. You could not ask for more.
There are many people who were victims of crime, but they could rest assured if he was on the case, they would receive justice.
This man brought honor to himself, but also honor to his family. And to those of us youngsters who considered ourselves fortunate, to work and learn with him.
May 01, 2014
On behalf of the members of ACRE (Association of City Retired Employees) our thoughts and prayers are with you. May our brother officer rest in peace.
April 30, 2014
My prayers to the family' from a retired Memphis Policeman
April 30, 2014
Fine man and a real good detective helped me out several times. Sorry for your loss. Charlie called me the damn yankee.
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