Clarence Williams

September 28, 1940 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 81)

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Clarence Williams was born to the union of the late Billy and Flossie Adams Williams of Thomasville, Georgia on September 28, 1940. Clarence was a devoted father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to everyone who met him. Clarence was well known and loved by many. His quick wit and tongue brought laughter to all he met. He was a barbecue expert whose ribs, boston butts, and chicken brought smiles (faces and stomachs) to many in the area with his business of "Billy's Barbecue”.  

Clarence was a graduate of Douglas High School Class of 1960. Upon graduating, he joined the military branch of the Army. Clarence's lifetime joke was the Army was the best and baddest branch of the military. If you joined any other branch, you definitely weren't top dog. Upon his retirement after 28 years, 1st Sgt E8 Clarence Williams returned to Thomasville to rejoin family. He cherished spending time with his family.  

Clarence genuinely loved and cared for people. After returning to Thomasville post retirement, he worked at the Crisis Center, Southwestern State Hospital, and opened a long-term care home for mentally challenged young men.  

Clarence also joined his brother in the Masonic Order. After many contributions, dedication, and years of devotion, Clarence earned the title ILL Clarence Williams 33rd* Grand Inspector General, United Supreme Council PHA. Clarence was a member of Joppa Lodge #43 and St. Phillips Consistory #034A. He was a Past Commander & Chief of Saint Phillips Consistory #034A. He was an active member of Joppa Lodge #43 and American Beauty Chapter #214. Clarence was the Associate Patron of American Beauty Chapter #214. Clarence was the PDWP of Thomasville District #10. He was a Past Master of S.P. Jones Lodge #118.  

On Thursday morning, November 25, 2021, God called Clarence by name. He had prepared his room. He was called from labor to reward. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving and devoted daughter Pamela Williams Cloud and son Clarence “Melvin” Williams. His cherished granddaughters are Adreanna (El Mario) Hill and Amber Cloud and grandsons, Reign and Nicolas Williams. His great grandson Carson Hill “his main man”; nephews: Earl (DeShay) Williams, Jeffrey (Venetta) Williams, and Thomas (Glenda) Williams; nieces: Angela Williams and Jennifer (Horace) Ivey, great nieces and nephews: Sydney Faye Williams, Hope Williams Jackson, and Justin Williams; cousins: Dennie Adams, Kim Wyche, Debra O'Neal, Joseph Adams, Allison Jones, Herbert Harriott, and caregiver Audgra Arrington will truly miss him. 

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December 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hatcher Peoples Funeral Home
820 Wright St.
Thomasville, GA 31792

Graveside Service
December 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Peaceful Rest Cemetery - Thomasville, Georgia

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