Born Nov. 19, 1949, in Caruthersville, Mo., son of Daisy Opal Johnston Wiliams and the late Joe Williams, he was a welder and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
On Jan. 10, 1975, he married Charlotte McKee, who survives.
Survivors also include three children, Judy Roberts, of Caruthersville, Randy Williams, of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Joe Williams Jr., of Flint, Mich.; his mother, Daisy Opal Williams; three sisters, Sharon Ashley, Janie Tucker and Paula O'Neal, all of Doniphan, Mo.; two brothers, Jeffery Williams, of Springfield, Mo., and Barry Williams, of Doniphan; two grandchildren, Kristen Alexander and Jacob Wiliams; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville with the Rev. Ron Dunavin officiating.
Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Billy, Joey and Brandon Smith, Doyle Roberts, Jerry McKee and Larry Ludwick.