Following a brief illness, Charles (Baldy) Williams entered the gates of Heaven on June 2, 2021.
Charles (Baldy to those who knew him – or not) was born July 21, 1950, to Richard J. Williams and Betty Sue Norton Williams Thomas. After his father’s passing, in Baldy’s young childhood, he was most fortunate to gain his Dad, Ralph J. Thomas, when Betty Sue remarried.
Baldy met and married the love of his life, Louise Taylor Williams, and together they have three children, Cathy Brown and husband Jimmy, Michele Foster and husband Greg, and Jeff Williams and wife Chrisi. As much as Baldy enjoyed being a dad, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his favorite blessings.
His grandchildren are Christopher Brown and wife Brooke, Chelsie Ellis and boyfriend Brandon Caudle, Logan Ellis, Nola Williams, and Adrian Foster and wife Summer; and great-grandchildren, Caiden and Harper Brown, Cooper Ellis, and Dylan and Kirra Foster.
Additional family left to cherish Baldy’s memory include his brother, Ronnie Williams; sisters-in-law, Judy Simon and husband John, Sue Little, Peggy Zelensky and husband Stan, and Teeny Greer and husband Terry; along with a number of nieces and great-nieces and nephews.
Those waiting to welcome Baldy into Heaven include his parents, grandson, Isaac Brown; in-laws, Robert and Mildred Little; sister-in-law, Lynn Williams, and brother-in-law, Frankie Taylor.
In his adult life, Baldy was a truck driver, hauling from one coast to the other. He was an active member at Calvary Baptist Church, was an avid political enthusiast, and never missed an opportunity for a good debate. Baldy loved all Alexander Central sports, volunteered for the Recreation Department and coached baseball, loving his players like his own kids.
After retirement, Baldy and Louise enjoyed their “breakfast club” mornings and spending time with their friends. Baldy never met a stranger in the entirety of his life, and he had a large, loving presence and a laugh that will never be forgotten. His love for his family was evident and passed along to each generation to follow.
Pallbearers include Christopher Brown, Logan Ellis, Brandon Caudle, Jimmy Brown, Greg Foster, Rocky Chapman, Mark Sipe, and Craig Gwaltney.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the “Breakfast Club.”
The family will receive friends Friday, June 4, 2021, at Alexander Funeral Service from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The service will be held Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in the Calvary Baptist Church Sanctuary. Rev. Steve Dagenhart and Rev. Taylor Miller will officiate. The body will lie in state for thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Liberty United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the building fund at Calvary Baptist Church @ 191 Airport Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.