Anniston - Frederick Williamson Williams Jr., 86, of Anniston, died at his home on June 24, 2013. A service in celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Mr. Williams is preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Darden Williams and Frederick Williamson Williams Sr., of Anniston. Mr. Williams was born in Anniston on September 30, 1926. He attended Woodstock Elementary School and Anniston High School. In December of 1944 he left high school to join Naval ROTC and attend Rochester University, where he graduated with a BS in Math and Physics. Mr. Williams served in the Navy until entering Columbia University, graduating with a BS in Optometry. He returned to Anniston in 1950 to open a practice of Optometry. In 1965 he sold his optometry practice and joined Cy Cobb Realty. In 1971, Mr. Williams and his business partner, Glen Robinson, bought Cy Cobb Realty and changed the name to Service Realty. In 1979, he left the real estate market and joined AG Edwards (now Wells Fargo Advisors) as a broker, retiring in 2003. A life of service was important to Mr. Williams. He was a member of the Alabama & American Optometric Association, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Civitan Club, the YMCA and the Y's Men (a civic organization of the YMCA). He was an officer in the Active Naval Reserve for 25 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Williams was also a member of the Anniston Water Board where he served as chairman for several years, receiving a commendation when he retired. Mr. Williams was a long-time member of the Anniston First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Stewards. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jaudon H. Williams, of Anniston; daughter, Virginia Benist and her husband, Michael, of Stone Mountain, Ga.; son, Marshall Williams and his wife, Sherri, of Decatur, Ga.; four grandchildren, Heike Williams, Daniel Williams, Wesley DeBardeleben, Ali Korf and her husband, Taylor Joseph; brother, Darden Williams, of Birmingham; and two nieces. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to
; to New Beacon Hospice, 818 Leighton Ave., Anniston, AL 36207; or to the Anniston First United Methodist Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 1789, Anniston, AL 36202. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 256-231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on June 25, 2013