Robert Earl Williams, Sr., known to most as Bobby, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on October 14, 2019, having reached the age of sixty-seven years, one month and eighteen days. Bobby was born in Evansville, IN, son of Joseph Azel Williams and Lavinia Jean Williams nee Wilson. As a young man, he was united in marriage and blessed to have three children. On March 28, 2008, he was united in marriage to Crystal Margaret Leuthauser and their families were joined as one.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Crystal Williams of St. Clair, MO; by three children, Robert E. Williams, Jr. and wife, Victoria, of Clinton, IA, Erin Shulan and husband, Jon, of Kirkwood, MO, and Holly Boyd and husband, Dave, of Valley Park, MO; by two step-children, Nathan Leuthauser and wife, Jennifer, of New Haven, MO, and Dawnn Leuthauser and fiancÚ, Kevin Heuser, of St. Clair; by his mother-in-law, Janet Leuthauser of Valley Park, MO; by two brothers, Joe Williams and wife, Chris, of Eureka, MO, and Steve Williams of Kansas City, MO; by fourteen grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lavinia Williams, and by his father-in-law, Alfred Leuthauser.
Bobby was a family man at heart and nothing made him happier than the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren. During his working years, he was employed as a mechanic at Absorbent Cotton Company in Valley Park, MO, retiring after twenty-four years of service to the company. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but his favorite pastimes were fishing and working jigsaw puzzles.
A kind and loving husband, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandfather, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family.