Clifford J. Williams, age 78, peacefully passed away early Monday morning, January 15, 2024, at his home in Somerset, Kentucky. Born on April 3, 1945, in Birmingham, Michigan, Cliff's life was characterized by faith, service, and a passion for music.
Having spent 30 years dedicated to his profession, Cliff worked for Ford Tractor in Troy, Michigan, until his retirement in 1994. Following his retirement, he moved to Somerset with his family, embracing a new chapter in life.
In addition to his civilian career, Cliff was a proud veteran, serving in the army as a member of the 543rd Military Police Company from 1968 to 1970, and earning the rank of Sergeant Williams.
It was during his time stationed at Fort Knox that Cliff met the love of his life, Reva (Harmon), who was attending nursing school at the Kentucky Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. Their love story grew and they were united in marriage on March 27, 1970. Celebrating over 53 years of marriage, their journey together stands as a testament to enduring love and commitment.
Cliff was a founding member of Grace Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky, where he served as a deacon. Prior to this, he served as the Music Director at Immanuel Baptist Church in Romeo, Michigan, and held the position of Macomb Baptist Associational Music Director as well. His commitment to spreading the message of the gospel and his faith extended beyond borders, as he embarked on mission trips to Russia multiple times.
In addition to his spiritual contributions, Cliff was an accomplished musician, proficient in playing the accordion, guitar, and piano. His melodious voice resonated with all who had the privilege of hearing him sing.
Clifford is survived by his devoted wife, Reva (Harmon) Williams; his son, Christopher (Lee Ann) Williams of Lexington; his daughters Lisa Thomas of Somerset and Dr. Jill (Eric) Mitchell of Makawao, Maui, HI; his cherished grandchildren Joshua Thomas, Clara, and Conor Williams; and his sister, Helen Myers of Brooksville, FL.; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Maragret (Mattson) Williams, and father, Francis Clifford Williams.
Friends and family are invited to honor Cliff's memory at the funeral service, which will take place at Grace Baptist Church, 340 Oak Leaf Lane, Somerset, Kentucky, on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 1 p.m. An open reception will take place starting at 11 a.m. until time for services to provide an opportunity for friends and relatives to share condolences and cherished memories with the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pulaski Funeral Home, ensuring a respectful and heartfelt farewell to a man who touched the lives of many. Clifford J. Williams will be remembered for his unwavering faith, musical talents, and dedication to spreading love and joy. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Mr. Clifford Williams.
His funeral service can be live streamed on youtube.com at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
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