Roy B. Williams

Roy B. Williams loving husband, brother and father entered peacefully into the eternal presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday May 8, 2020, in Peoria at the age of 89. Roy is survived by wife Carrol A. Williams of Wickenburg; children Doby B. Williams (Kathy) of Wickenburg; Marie E. Pratt (Mark) of Glendale; Charles J. Williams of Buckeye; brothers Jerry Williams of Prescott and Kenneth Williams (Cathy) of Ridgecrest, N.C.; grandchildren RobRoy Williams (Alissa), Travis Williams, Doc Williams (Cassie), Christopher Williams (Heather), Dalton Williams and Deann Winter (Brad). Other extended family members include Boops, Deuels, Dells, Pratts;17 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; many fostered-in-love children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father Doby Williams and mother Mary Alice Williams; his sisters Quinie Coates and Ada (Trudy) Owens Dutcher; and his beloved son Earl Fredrick Williams.

Roy was born on Dec. 30, 1930, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Doby and Mary Alice (Breen) Williams. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War.

Roy married the love of his life Carrol Whittenburg in September 1956. Over the next 63 years, the couple welcomed four children into their home – Doby, Marie, Charles and Fred. They set about teaching them how to be God-fearing, hard-working men and women. Carrol remembers him as loving, honest, faithful and hard working. His children remember him as loving, strong and courageous. He encouraged them to pursue life well. Roy was in the electrical trade his entire life. Some of his accomplishments were recognition as the outstanding apprentice when he topped out as a journeyman lineman at APS in 1958 and served as the assistant business manager for Local 387. Roy was employed by numerous companies throughout the United States. He retired from APS in 1995 as Yuma area supervisor.

Roy spent his life influencing men and women to become honest, faithful and hard working. He and Carrol lived their dream, from 1972 until he passed, as the owner-operators of the Williams Family Ranch of Wickenburg. Roy faithfully served The Lord God and was passionate about others coming to know Jesus Christ as their savior. Roy is remembered by his love.

Private family viewing took place at Best Funeral Services on May 16. A celebration of life will be announced by the family in the near future.