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Bobby Ray Williams

August 22, 1939 — April 12, 2023

Asheboro

 

Bobby Ray Williams, age 83, of Asheboro passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at his home.  

Bobby was born in Moore County, in the Westmoore community, on August 22, 1939 to the late Elmer and Flora Williams.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army, and he worked for Union Carbide / Energizer Battery for 44 years as an industrial mechanic.  On July 2, 1967, he married the love of his life, LaVerne Auman Williams.  She preceded him in death in 2012, after being married for 45 years.  They were both members of New Hope United Methodist Church in Seagrove.

Bobby was a hardworking man, enjoying the simple things in life.  He took great pride in his work and believed that details mattered in accomplishing a job well done.  He treasured time with his family and at home, working outside, spending time on his tractor and growing a large garden every year.  He lived by the motto of, “do your best and do it right, regardless of the job.”  

In addition to his parents and wife, Bobby was preceded in death by siblings Eldon Williams, Lloyd Williams, Donna Rose McLeod and Bill Moore.

He is survived by his son, Dr. Brandon Williams and wife, Dr. Amy Williams, of Asheboro.  His greatest joy for the last 11 years was his one and only granddaughter, Anna Virginia Williams, who gave him the prized title of PawPaw.

Additionally, he is survived by his brothers, Rufus Williams (Estelle), Johnny Williams (Margaret); sisters, Elise Hancock (William), Faye Lineberry and Brenda Maness; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.  

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 2:00pm at New Hope United Methodist Church, located at 4215 New Hope Church Road, Asheboro, with Rev. Richard Routh and Rev. William Hancock officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New Hope UMC Cemetery Fund (4215 New Hope Church Road, Asheboro, NC 27205).  

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, April 15, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Funeral Service

Sunday, April 16, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Hope United Methodist Church

4215 New Hope Church Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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Burial

Sunday, April 16, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery

4215 New Hope Church Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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