Dr. Philip Davis Williams Jr.

September 25, 1930June 27, 2019
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Dr. Philip Davis Williams, Jr., born in September of 1930, passed away in Jacksonville, Florida on June 27, 2019. Dr. Williams was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and Temple University Medical School. Dr. Williams served in the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant, then as a Captain. He served one year as a physician in Korea, then a second year as a physician at the U.S. Army Hospital at Ford Hood, Texas. He served an additional five years in the Reserves.

After several years of private medical practice in Houston, Texas, Dr. Williams returned to his home state of Pennsylvania to do three years of internship in ophthalmology at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh. Upon becoming a board certified ophthalmologist and a member of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Williams practiced his specialty in Pasadena, Texas, then returned to Pennsylvania to do his private practice in the North Hills of Pittsburgh where he operated at Passavant Hospital.

Dr. Williams is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nancy Williams; his daughter, Wendy Lee Williams; his son, Philip Daniel Williams; his granddaughter, Ava Williams; and his sisters, Jane Russ and Beverly Burke. He was preceded in death by his father, Philip Davis Williams Sr.; his mother, Florence Prigg Williams; and his two brothers, John Williams and Charles Williams. Dr. Williams was a very kind and gentle man and was loved by all who knew him.

Funeral arrangements will be held at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home and Memory Gardens Cemetery, at 850 Saint Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, Florida 32225. Viewings are Friday, July 5, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service with Army Honors will be on Saturday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to Rivertown Church, P.O. Box 550977, Jacksonville, Florida, 32255, and/or donations to The Wounded Warrior Project. Please Sign the guestbook at HARDAGE-GIDDENS, CHAPEL HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 850 St Johns Bluff Road North is serving the family.


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, July 6, 2019


Dr. Philip Davis Williams Jr.

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Tuyen Teasdale

July 6, 2019

Nancy, Dan, and Wendy,
Dr. Williams was a kind, gentle, caring man. He made a significant impact on our family's lives after we immigrated to the USA. He will always be remembered for his selflessness, empathy and compassion. He will be greatly missed by me, my sisters and mother.

Chris Bodin

July 6, 2019

It was a joy knowing you Phil I will always have fond memories of the many conversations and meals we shared at our family gatherings

Dr. Nancy Farmer

July 5, 2019

The Phil I knew was a true patriot; a physician by training/healer by nature; a compassionate gentleman to all!

May he rest in peace.

Ken Baker

July 3, 2019

Nancy, Philip, and Wendy: Your father was one of the kindest, gentlest persons I have ever known. It was a great pleasure knowing him as a friend and serving him as a client. Nancy, I know you are going to miss Phil very much. I’ve found that you often feel it all of a sudden out of the blue. I’m sure your faith and generous spirit will sustain you.

-Ken Baker

Leonard Stewart

July 3, 2019

I have known Phil for approximately three years. During that time we became friends and enjoyed attending families and friends cookouts, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, etc. with him. Phil was fun to be around especially when the Pittsburg Steelers were playing. He loved his football games.
He was a kind and gentle man who would not hesitate to help anyone. I will miss his witty humor and friendship.
May he rest in peace in God’s Loving care. My deepest sympathy and prayers for him and all his family and friends.

Denise Whisenant

July 3, 2019


We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Peace and love to all,

Drs. Beranton and Denise Whisenant

Wendy Williams

July 2, 2019

My dad had an intense and bottomless love for his family. God blessed our family tremendously with Dad's steady, quiet, caring presence. I thank God for making my kind and wonderful father, and for giving me a perfect father. My dad's sweet smile reflected his heart.

Danielle Dattilo

July 1, 2019

Prayers and Blessings to the family and Prayers for Phil as he begins his new journey. Phil, it was a pleasure to know you for the short time I did. I can see you are of pure heart with a wonderful family and friends who love and support you. I am blessed at the opportunity to get to know all of you! Thank you!!

Dawn Stewart

July 1, 2019

I only met Phil about four years ago but wish I could have known him longer. He was such a kind and gentle man with an unassuming presence for someone so accomplished. He will be missed at holiday gatherings. While he was always quiet and humble, he could surprise you with his witty sense of humor if you took the time to listen. I will be forever grateful for having known him and having his wonderful family in my life.

Dan Williams

July 1, 2019

My father was very kind and loving. He was also the most unselfish person I’ve ever known. I cannot imagine where I’d be today without his support, guidance and his positive influence.

His final days were spent with family and loved ones, and he was more than worthy of this glorious goodbye.

He is loved by many and will always be missed.