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Robert Williams

July 20, 1932 - February 20, 2015

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Robert Marvin Williams was born July 20, 1932 in St. Louis, MO. He was the son of Marvin John and Mary Ellen Williams. He died on February 20, 2015 at his residence in Hillsboro, MO at the age of 82 years. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (nee Bounds) Williams; his children, Mark (Pat) Williams, Mike (Cheryl) Williams, Keith (Beth) Williams, Christine (Don) Rowe, Rhonda (Mike) Austill, Nancy (Dennis) Doering, and Kenneth (Kathy) White; one brother, Ronald J. (Joan) Williams; grandchildren, Jennifer (Rob) Gyngard. Dana (Dean) Eisenberg, Matthew Richardet, Danelle (Jim) Bonine, Jan (Dustin) Smith, Levi (Lori) White, Brooke Austill, Michael Austill, Shannon Williams, Chad Williams, Aaron (Katie) Williams, Jenna Williams, Mathew Williams, Hannah (Craig) Bender, Nicholas Williams, Andrew Rowe, Casey Rowe, Greg (Susan) Doering, Melissa (Matt) Dazey, Donna (Jim) Lawton; and twenty one great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bob was attracted to the rural appeal of Jefferson county as a young man when he came to visit his grandparents Hillsboro farm from his home in St. Louis. After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War He worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Pittsburgh Plate Glass before beginning his career in Real Estate as an agent for Hillsboro Realty. In 1963 he started Sunset Realty in Hillsboro which he and his wife Elsie operated until selling the business to his son Keith in 2000. Bob was a founding member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club. Invovled in many civic activivties he was very proud that he worked to donate busts of Thomas Jefferson to several area libraries. Deacon Jerry Stoverink and Rev. Gerald Bounds will officiate the services. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association, 1415 Elbridge Payne Road, Suite 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017 or Safe Harbor Hospice, 101 Kingsbury Blvd., Fredericktown, MO 63645.