Clyde Williams Obituary

Clyde Edward Williams
Clyde Edward Williams

February 29, 1920 - March 21, 2003
Born in Maryville
Resided in Maryville, TN


Williams, Clyde Edward age 83 of Maryville, was born February 29th, 1920, and died Friday,
March 21st, 2003.
He grew up in Rockford, TN, where his father and grandfather were owners of Rockford Mill
Co. Clyde’s first job was sweeping the floor in the mill at age five. He served in the U.S. Army
Signal Corp in Burma and China during World War II. He was in the retail furniture business in
Maryville from 1945 to 1986 with Spears and Williams Furniture Co., then with Williams and McDaniel Furniture Co., and--from 1961 until his
retirement--as proprietor of Williams Furniture Co. He was a longtime member and deacon of
First Baptist Church of Maryville, a Rotarian, and a member of the board of directors of Laurel
Lake for a number of years. Clyde’s reputation among his friends, business associates, and
customers was that he could repair just about anything.

Clyde was the son of Richard Hobart and Bessie Bailey Williams, both deceased, and is survived
by his wife of 61 years, Irene Shelley “Brownie” Williams who worked with him in the furniture
business for 25 years. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Williams McDaniel and her
husband Kyle McDaniel of Maryville. Brownie’s sisters and their husbands are, Ruby Shelley
McCulley and Andy McCulley of Sweetwater, TN. and Sue Shelley Parton and Ray Parton of
Other survivors include: son, Darryl, married to the former Karen Repass of Maryville, living in
Blythewood, SC. Daughter, Ruth Ellen, married to Buddy Fey of Pinebluff, AR living in
Memphis, TN. Son, David, married to the former Donna Kay Whitehead of Maryville, living in
Lewisville, TX. Pastor of First Baptist Church of Flower Mound, TX; he will officiate at the
funeral service.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren are: Greg and Elizabeth Irene Williams of New York
City; Jeff, Lisa, Sophie, and Caroline Williams of Atlanta, GA; Brian and Brooke Williams of
The Colony, TX; and Jonathan Williams of Lewisville, TX. There are several nieces and
nephews and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 at McCammon-
Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville. The funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM. Family
and friends are invited to gather for interment Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Grandview Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy, 202
Smothers Road, Seymour, TN 37865.



McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home
220 W. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN US 37801
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel
220 W. Broadway Ave.
Maryville, TN US 37801
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
6:00 PM
Grandview Cemetery
2304 Tuckaleechee Pike
Maryville, TN US 37803
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
10:00 AM