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Celebrating the life of
Millard N. Williams
September 25, 1922 - October 01, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 3:00 p.m. - Sunday, October 06, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Millard helped us buy our first house in 1979 when we were married for only a short time. He made the process an easy one to navigate, and we've never forgotten his positive outlook on life or his sense of humor. Mark and Keith, it's been forever since we've seen each other. Your father lived a long life and we hope the years were good to him.

Julia Jones Williams, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Millard was a sweet, kind person with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed, but left his family and friends with many great memories. Our deepest condolences to his Family.

Denny and Sandy Smith, Richmond Hill, GA

I've loved Millard "Pepop" Williams since the early 1980s. By far, he was one of the smartest, sweetest, funniest, most caring individuals and one of my favorite people in the world. He grew the BEST darn tomatoes EVER! Millard wasn't just my father-in-law, he was my friend. He will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart. I will him dearly, Caroline Huber Hester

Caroline Huber Hester, Savannah, Georgia

I had the pleasure of meeting Brother at our family reunion. Fantastic personality and a sharp dresser. He shall be missed and NEVER forgotten

Phil Warren, Punta Gorda, Fl

I had the amazing privilege and pleasure to meet “Brother “ at the family reunion this year. Never have I met a more charismatic man in all my life. His genuine love for his family and friends was very evident by the look in his eyes. He immediately made me feel like a part of his family. I will never forget him. Thank you “Brother “ for making me feel so welcome. I’m a better person, having met you.

Joey McMillian, Oxford, Ga

Millard was a delightful person to be around and a friend to all. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Jerry Adkins, Townsend, GA

Millard N. Williams of Savannah departed this life after a brief illness on October 1, 2019.  He was born in Ray City, GA on September 25, 1922, the youngest child of John A. Williams and Ella Mae Williams.  When still a baby his family relocated to Thomaston, GA where he resided until college. His parents and six siblings preceded him in death.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Marjory Buntyn Williams, in 1986 and his second wife, Barbara Hester, in 2015. He graduated from North Georgia College and the US Merchant Marine Academy serving as an officer of the US Merchant Marine on a Liberty ship during World War II making two complete world crossings delivering war materiel to both the European and Pacific theaters of war, most notably at the invasion of Normandy.

After the war he returned to Savannah in 1948 and served as director of Chatham County’s public housing program.  In 1952 he became housing director of the Redevelopment Authority of Savannah, and later moved into mortgage banking as vice president of Lynes Mortgage Company from 1956-1972. Upon leaving there he became vice president at Home Federal Savings and Loan (which became Georgia Federal Savings and Loan) from where he retired in1989.

He was a former president of the Savannah Optimist Club, founding member of the Board of Governors of the GA Mortgage Bankers Association, former president of the Savannah Mortgage Bankers Association.  He also served on the board of the Savannah YMCA, the Junior Optimist Club, and the United Community Appeal.  He was a Boy Scout Troop leader and Little League baseball coach. He was a charter member at the Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Savannah Yacht Club.

He is survived by his sons Mark (Loretta) of Townsend, GA and Keith, grandchildren Jonathan (Peg) Williams and Travis (Erin) Williams, and great-grandchildren Andrew and Patrick Williams, all of Savannah and the in-law Eshelman family of Tom, Terri, Stuart and Sam of Virginia.

His extended loving family includes many cousins, nieces and nephews, and their children, plus stepson Joseph Hester and step-grandson Clayton Hester of Savannah.

A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel (4605 Highway 80 East) on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. prior to the service.  At 4:30 p.m. a celebration of life gathering of his family and friends will be held at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt where we will rejoice in his zest for life and recount the many fond memories he has left us.

In recognition of his affection for his little shelter dog Harper, the family requests that memorials may be made to the Chatham County Humane Society.

 

 

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Millard helped us buy our first house in 1979 when we were married for only a short time. He made the process an easy one to navigate, and we've never forgotten his positive outlook on life or his sense of humor. Mark and Keith, it's been forever since we've seen each other. Your father lived a long life and we hope the years were good to him.

Julia Jones Williams, SAVANNAH, Georgia

Millard was a sweet, kind person with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed, but left his family and friends with many great memories. Our deepest condolences to his Family.

Denny and Sandy Smith, Richmond Hill, GA

I've loved Millard "Pepop" Williams since the early 1980s. By far, he was one of the smartest, sweetest, funniest, most caring individuals and one of my favorite people in the world. He grew the BEST darn tomatoes EVER! Millard wasn't just my father-in-law, he was my friend. He will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart. I will him dearly, Caroline Huber Hester

Caroline Huber Hester, Savannah, Georgia

I had the pleasure of meeting Brother at our family reunion. Fantastic personality and a sharp dresser. He shall be missed and NEVER forgotten

Phil Warren, Punta Gorda, Fl

I had the amazing privilege and pleasure to meet “Brother “ at the family reunion this year. Never have I met a more charismatic man in all my life. His genuine love for his family and friends was very evident by the look in his eyes. He immediately made me feel like a part of his family. I will never forget him. Thank you “Brother “ for making me feel so welcome. I’m a better person, having met you.

Joey McMillian, Oxford, Ga

Millard was a delightful person to be around and a friend to all. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Jerry Adkins, Townsend, GA


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