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Robert "Bob" Eugene Williams

April 13, 1929 ~ February 12, 2022 (age 92)

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Robert “Bob” Eugene Williams of Tunnelton, WV passed away on February 12, 2022 at Mon Health Center in Morgantown.


 He was born to the late Charles “King” Williams and Edith Bailey Williams on April 13, 1929.


 Bob taught at Tunnelton High School where he coached basketball from 1957 until the school’s closure in 1977. He taught and coached basketball at Central Preston High School from 1978 to 1979, when he then became the Director of Buildings & Grounds for the Preston County School System until his retirement. Upon his retirement on July 1989, he was hired by Preston County Schools to oversee the construction of the new Preston High School. As a coach and mentor and as a beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Bob touched many lives in his nearly 93 years in this world.


He will be forever missed by his wife, Mary Riley Williams; son, Bryan Williams and his wife, Sandy; daughter, Suzanne Williams-McAuliffe and her husband, Brian McAuliffe; son-in-law, William “Bill” Adams; his grandchildren: Adrienne Blume; Andrea Williams Raines and her husband, David; Jared Adams and his wife, Ashley; Matthew Williams and his companion, Missy Bond; Whitney Blume Man and her husband, Samnang; Michael Adams and his fiancée, Clarissa Sanchez; step-grandchildren: Daniel McAuliffe and his wife, Tara; Matthew McAuliffe and his wife, Katherine; great-grandchildren: Benjamin & Daniel Raines; Peyton & Violet Adams; Xena & Xara Man; soon to be born, Jaxson Cade Adams; step-great-grandchildren: Jordan & Kellen McAuliffe; brother, Charles “June” Williams and his wife, Jane; nieces: Deane Shaffer and her husband, Robert; Melinda Williams Adams and her husband, Chuck; nephews: Larry Williams and his wife, Doris; Mark Williams and his wife, Gloria; Eric Williams; and countless grandnieces and grandnephews.


In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Williams Adams; his granddaughter, Joanne Williams; his brothers: Francis “Franny” Williams; Foster “Foss” Williams; and Thomas “Tom” Williams; and his nephews: Thomas & Scott Williams.


The family would like to thank the nurses of the stepdown unit of Mon Health Center for their devoted care; Dr. Blatt and Dr. Choudry who treated Bob during his hospitalization; and Dr. Alan Hess and Dr. Darnell Saunders who treated Bob for many years.


At his request, Bob will be cremated and there will be no funeral. A private graveside service and a celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia, PO Box 1090, Dellslow, WV 26531 or at

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