Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


Robert C. "Bob" Williams Sr.

June 7, 1945July 19, 2019

Robert C. “Bob” Williams, Sr., 74, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 19, 2019.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25 at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 617 North Elm Street. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m., Mount Union Cemetery, Troutville, VA.

Bob was born June 7, 1945, in Yonkers, New York, son of the late Sharon and Ruby Williams. He graduated from Grimsley High School, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Cheri Potter. Soon after, Bob was drafted to serve our country in the Army overseas in Germany.

Bob was a graduate of Guilford College with a degree in Geology and UNCG with a degree in Business Administration. He worked as a Soil Scientist(with the USDA) in Florida for a year and a half and then returned to Greensboro to manage; along with his Father-In-Law, and later own a local moving and storage company and also a distribution company contracting with the United States Postal Service.

Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather, with an incredibly big heart, who devoted his life to providing for his family and others, whom he always put before himself. He was a selfless, sharing and caring man who will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He instilled in his family the value of relationships and love for one another, by his words and by example.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Marie Williams. He is survived by his dearly loved wife, of 50 years, Cheri Lynne Potter Williams; sons, Robert Creighton Williams, Jr., Matthew Patrick Williams and wife, Sarah and granddaughter, Eliana Grace Williams. Also surviving are many extended loving family members.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 North Elm Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.

Online condolences may be shared at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2019
  • Gravside Service Thursday, July 25, 2019


Robert C. "Bob" Williams Sr.

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September 5, 2019

Matt, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad!

Leta Wright

July 24, 2019

I was saddened to hear that Bob had passed. He brought us mail at the Greensboro Processing and Distribution Ctr. He was such a pleasant man. To his wife , whom he spoke of often, and the rest of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. RIP Bob