NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Robert Lee Williams, 76, of E. Leasure Avenue died Sunday, December 25, 2022 at his residence in New Castle.
He was born in Scarboro, West Virginia on August 15, 1946, a son of the late James and Edna (Gallagher) Williams.
He was married to the late Patricia J. (Avig) Williams, who died June 2013.
Mr. Williams was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a member of the Army Airborne as a communications officer and drill instructor in the Army Reserves.
Mr. Williams worked at Schultz Ford and Phil Fitts Ford as a master technician, retiring after 15 years.
He was a history buff, enjoyed woodworking and was always tinkering with cars. He also loved being a mechanic and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by three children, Tina M. Cornelius and husband, Harry, of New Castle, Sherry L. Dempsey of Fort Worth, Texas and Khristina L. Foresha and husband, Shawn, of Brunswick, Georgia; one brother, Randy E. Williams; nine grandchildren, Luis-Buddy Williams, Joshua Dempsey, Patricia Foresha, Kaycee Zona, Cody Foresha, Brianna Cornelius, Holly-Lynne Cornelius, Roberta Dempsey and Donald Cornelius and three great-grandchildren, Elijah Zona, Natasha Dempsey and Raegan Dempsey.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Williams II; one sister, Brenda Felipe and one grandson.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
Funeral arrangements are by the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Avenue.
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