Robert Milton Williams, 90, of Hopkinsville, KY passed away in Louisville, KY on September 20, 2022 after a prolonged illness.
Robert was born on March 16, 1932 in Richmond, VA to Garland and Hattie Williams. After graduating from John Marshall High School in 1951, Robert studied Accounting at Richmond Professional Institute (now VCU) where he graduated in 1963.
Robert worked for Southern States Cooperative for 44 years as a senior field auditor, retiring in 2001. He began his career in Richmond, and transferred to Kentucky in 1966 where he lived the rest of his life. He was proud of his company and his contributions to it over his lengthy career. He made countless friends there through the years, many who knew him as a SOB: Sweet Old Bob! After retiring Robert lived a good retiree’s life, taking numerous cruises, traveling around the country to visit friends, and spending quality time with his church, friends, and family.
Throughout his life, Robert enjoyed a number of hobbies and activities. He was a Kentucky Colonel, belonged to the Lions and Elks clubs, and loved owning Doberman Pinschers and going to dog shows. He made a multitude of lifelong friends doing so.
Robert had an amazing memory for the details of the events that made up his life, and those who know him best were frequently amazed and amused at his ability to recall those details with little effort.
Robert is a member of the Skyline Church of Christ in Hopkinsville, KY, where he lived for nearly 50 years before moving to the Louisville area to be with his family. His faith in Jesus Christ and his church were very important to him, and served as an anchor point in life.
Robert was predeceased by his mother, Hattie, his father, Garland, and his brothers James and Eugene. He is survived by his son Bruce Williams (Julie) of Crestwood, KY, three grandsons, Ryan Williams (Molly) of Louisville, KY, Alex Williams of Pittsburgh, PA, Mark Williams (Heather) of Shelbyville, KY, and one great grandson, Miles Williams. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory a multitude of extended family and lifelong friends who were so very important to him. A very special thank you to his beloved friend, Anna MacMillan, who gave so much of herself and her time to help him in innumerable ways over the many years of their friendship.
Robert will be interred at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Chester, VA next to his father, mother, and brother. There will be a private service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his memory.