Williams, James Franklin
Birth: Thursday, February 28, 1946 in Asheboro, North Carolina
Death: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the age of 73
Laid to Rest: in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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RMC James Franklin "Jim" Williams, USN (Ret.) passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital with his loving family at his side listening to his favorite song, "Amazed." He was born on February 28, 1946 in Asheboro, NC to the late James Dennis "JD" Williams and Susan Irene Caviness Williams.
Jim graduated from Seagrove High School where he was a star basketball player and he would reminisce about the days playing ball with his brother Tommy. He joined the United States Navy in September 9, 1965 and proudly served his country for 20 dedicated years of service until his retirement in October 1985 as a Radioman Chief. He then began his second career with BAE as a field engineer for 21 years when he retired again.
On November 4, 2001 he married his beloved wife, Janet Horn Williams in Tall Timbers, MD. Together they celebrated 18 wonderful years of marriage. In retirement he began working with his wife at their business, J-N-J Custom Stitches, in which they provided quality embroidery services to many local businesses. His hobbies included playing golf, softball, and taking cruises with his wife. They particularly enjoyed Half Moon Key in the Bahamas. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, PawPaw, JWilli, brother, and friend to many.
In addition to his beloved wife, Janet, Jim is also survived by his children Kimberly Yost (Melvin) of Lexington Park, MD and Michael Williams (Mandy) of Lusby, MD; his grandchildren: Megan, Bradleigh, and Jack Williams and Gloria Yost; his brother, Tommy Williams (Claudia) of Jay, FL; stepchildren: Jerry Tapponnier (Brandi) of Leonardtown, MD, Jennifer Merson (Todd) of Hollywood, MD, and Joseph Tapponnier of Leonardtown, MD; step-grandchildren: Anna and Abby Merson, Ezra, Natalie, Vivanne, and Charlotte Tapponnier; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Nancy C. Roberts and her husband, Michael; and his mother-in-law, Anna Horn.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service held at 3:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be held at a later date at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 50, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.