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WILLIAMS III, Carl Carl Peyton "Pat" or "Moses" Williams, III was born July 16, 1951 in Akron, OH to Roberta Reese Williams and architect Carl Peyton Williams Jr. He graduated from Brophy Prep in Phoenix, AZ in 1969, where he excelled at both academics and basketball. He went on to a 25 year career in law enforcement. While serving as a police officer in Phoenix, Pat was known as the department's most adept negotiator, successfully resolving innumerable suicide threats safely. He also served as "Officer friendly" which entailed visiting Phoenix schools to educate children about safety and the police force. He completed his law-enforcement career as Chief of Police in Cordova, AK. At the time of his death he was employed by Bank of America as a Staff Real Estate Appraiser. He was a true Renaissance man, who enjoyed many different activities and interests. He enjoyed coaching sports, which is where he received his second nickname of Moses. He loved flyfishing, keeping up his aquarium, making teddy bears, needlepoint, reading Science Fiction, and Formula One, but his greatest love was music. His favorites included Patty Smith, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Terry of Smyrna, GA, who he married in an ambulance Oct 15, 2013, sister Christina Williams of Marietta, GA, brother Paul Williams of Lincoln, NE, daughter Melanie Williams Richardson of Cape Fair, MO, son Michael Williams of Marietta, GA, son Jamie Williams of Albuquerque, NM, daughter Tracy Hazen of Palmer, AK, stepson Stephen Jacobsen of Cherokee Village, AR, stepson Jake Jacobsen of St Augustine FL, stepson Keith Jacobsen of Marietta, GA and eight grandchildren. The Service was Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12noon in the SouthCare Marietta Chapel. Donations to the WellStar Community HOSPICE, The Tranquility House, in lieu of flowers would be deeply appreciated.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 22, 2013
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