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James Thomas ‘Jim’ Williams Sr., 81, proudly served his country in the Marine Corps

James Thomas ‘Jim’ Williams Sr.

WILMINGTON — James Thomas “Jim” Williams Sr., 81, husband of Agnes Wallace Williams, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Marc and Virginia Bryson Williams.

Jim was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina, and served as an ordained elder and deacon of the church. He was also a youth advisor, Sunday school teacher and Missions Committee member. He was active in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and the restoration of Mattoon Presbyterian Church in Greenville.

A member of the Downtown Rotary Club for many years, Jim was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship and served as co-chairman of the Singing Christmas Tree. He was also a member of the St. Andrews Society and the Greenville Optimist Club. Jim also received multiple awards from the American Office Products Dealers Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he proudly served his country.

In addition to his loving wife, Jim is survived by his son, James Thomas Williams Jr., and his wife, Betsy; daughter, Elizabeth Williams Weatherford, and her husband, David; grandchildren, Anna Pierson Williams, James Thomas Williams III, Lillie Weatherford Hewitt, and her husband, Andy, and David Grayson Weatherford; brother, Charles Williams, and his wife, Maria Williams; and niece, Kim Kittle.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina, with funeral services following at 2:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A private committal service will be held at Nazareth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Moore, South Carolina. All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines on social distancing.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina; Miracle Hill Ministries; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes.

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