Robert Williams, Jr.

Robert Williams, Jr.

Saturday April 17th, 1943 - Friday March 26th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Robert Williams, Jr., sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Robert Williams, Jr.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Robert's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Robert's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Sunrise: April 17, 1943
Sunset: March 26, 2021

On the beautiful God-given night of Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:50 P.M God called Robert’s name and he answered. We were not ready for him to go but after battling cancer for 30 years he was tired and ready to rest at the age of 77. He would always talk about how he was ready to be with his beloved late wife of 30 years, Theresa Williams, and he finally got that chance after being without her for eight years.

Robert Jr. was born April 17, 1943 to the late Robert Sr. and Melveline Williams. He was the oldest of 5 children. In addition to his parents and his late wife he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Freda Sharp, brother, Lester Williams, daughters, Adelia Harris and Reneka Williams and sons, Barry Jones and Michael Harris

He was a 1961 graduate of Howard High School. After graduation he worked multiple jobs over the next 20 plus years then on August 1, 1983 he was blessed with a job working for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Although he loved his job he decided to retire a tad bit early after 23 years of service.

He was the true definition of “Ole School”. Growing up in the 40’s times were quite different so whenever someone would tell him the price of something he would say “WHAT!!” then he would tell you how much it used to cost back in the day followed by a story that would have you laughing so hard your stomach would hurt. During one of these stories we learned that Krystal burgers used to cost two cents.

He was a member of a bowling league and earned many trophies and awards with his team. He also LOVED to sing. His passion for singing actually earned him the nickname “Tammy” after singing it in a talent show. In the 60’s he sang with the group “The Fitalians”, which was one of the top R&B groups in Chattanooga at that time. Also in the group were three of his best friends, Thomas “Dopey”, Charles and Kenneth (all deceased). Robert also wrote and made a demo for a song called “Fight for Your Love” that was unfortunately lost.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories, six sons, Andre (Toni) Williams, Javier Bowman, Sean (Dawn) Smith, Lamonte (Delores) Smith, Kevin (Gaye) McKenzie, Marcel (Tonya) Williams; two daughters, Lisa (Ed) Richmond and Melody Hudson; sister, Sondria Freeman; two brothers, Sylvester Williams and Ronald (Kenatta) Douglass; uncle, William Hill; long-time best friend, Walter “Bud” Few; a host of relatives and friends.

A public viewing will be held 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday, April 2, 2021 at the funeral home. A private family funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 3, 2021. Interment: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The funeral service will be broadcast live beginning at 11:00 am EST Saturday, April 3, 2021 at

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Williams, Jr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Robert

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Robert Williams, Jr..


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Robert here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Pastors John and Melanie Butler, From Jacquelyn Williams Bonner, and other have sent flowers to the family of Robert Williams, Jr.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Pastors John and Melanie Butler

Posted at 08:38pm
We are sorry for you loss. LaMonte and Dee know that your church family is praying for you and your family. Sincerely, Pastors J & M Butler and LWC3
Flower Image

Pastors John and Melanie Butler purchased flowers for the family of Robert Williams, Jr.. Send Flowers



Posted at 01:05pm
Praying 🙏🙏🙏 for the entire family as you celebrate the homegoing of Robert Williams, Jr. May God embrace you all and give you perfect peace during this season of bereavement. 💛💜Olivet Baptist Church 💛💜 Elder Henrietta Erskine.

From Jacquelyn Williams Bonner

Posted at 11:25am
In loving memories
Flower Image

From Jacquelyn Williams Bonner purchased flowers for the family of Robert Williams, Jr.. Send Flowers


We Love you Melody (Mel Bell)! Maggie, Camella & J

Posted at 10:48am
Sent with love and remembrance, Melody your father will be missed greatly.
Flower Image

We Love you Melody (Mel Bell)! Maggie, Camella & J purchased flowers for the family of Robert Williams, Jr.. Send Flowers


Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 07:31am
Thinking of you during this most difficult time.
Flower Image

Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Robert Williams, Jr.. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: