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Chester M. ‘Millard’ Williams Jr., 84, retired from DuPont

Chester M. 'Millard' Williams Jr.
Chester M. ‘Millard’ Williams Jr.

WILMINGTON — Chester M. “Millard” Williams Jr., 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center surrounded by his wife and daughters.

He was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Warsaw, the only child of the late Mary Bostic Williams and Chester M. Williams Sr.

He was an avid sports fan with baseball being his favorite. He retired from DuPont in 1989. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Peggy “Jere” Williams; three children, Dede Williams, Abby Williams Knight and Reba Sneed, and her husband, David; six grandchildren, Richard Martin, Phill Martin, Bryce Cartrette, and his wife, Kristina, Ethan Knight, Savannah Starling, and her husband, Sam, and Dustin Barwick, and his wife, Lucy; and eight great-grandchildren, Chloe, Phoebe, Kai, Bayden, Ryler, Trenten, Bryson and Ellen Grace.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of the 7th floor and 5th floor at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the caregivers at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center for all of their loving care.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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