CONNELLY SPRINGS J.D. Williams, 85, of Connelly Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Catawba Hospice. He was born June 10, 1934, son of the late John and Edna Presnell Williams. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson, Benjamin Miller; five sisters and one brother. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Alice Williams of the home; four daughters, Sandy Knox (Jeff) of Connelly Springs, Sylvia Burkett (Bob) of Hildebran, Rita Williams of Hickory, and Teresa Parsons (Billy) of Taylorsville; two sons, Ricky Williams of Icard and James "J.W." Williams and wife of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren, Barry Ingle, Chasity Sutton, Donnie McDaniel Jr., Melissa Adams, Nathan Pennell, Michelle Pennell, John Williams, Crystal Williams, Brian Knox, Josh Knox, Jenny Walker, Mindy Cook, Todd Williams, Shannon Short; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 19, at Temple Hill Baptist Church, from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with the Revs. Darrell Hatchell and Rev. Gary Murray officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family. You may view the obituary online at www.mackiefh.com.

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