James B. Williams

August 21, 1960October 31, 2019

Swansea – James Byron Williams, 59, was born August 21, 1960 in Orangeburg, SC. He grew up in Chapin, SC and passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019. He was the son of the late Henry Williams and Peggy Lott Williams.

Mr. Williams was a retired SLED agent, an avid hunter, outdoorsman and loved spending time with his children.

Mr. Williams is survived by his daughter, Lauren-Ann Williams; son, James Byron Williams, Jr.; sister, Kim Williams Wilkerson (Alan); niece, Erin Beck; mother of his children, Terri Orred; aunts, Shirley Lott, Joyce Lott, Jacqueline Cooper and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212 with visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you do an act of kindness for someone in need, in memory of Byron.


  • Do an act of kindness for someone in need


  • Visitation one hour prior to the service Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2019


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Joseph Amos Holley

November 3, 2019

Byron was first a friend to all. He was a dedicated agent, loved his family, and most importantly made almost everyone laugh --
especially when he spoke about the 'sheep'. He was one of the first
individuals who addressed the different types of people he encountered. 'There are sheep, sheep dogs, and wolves'. We
( law enforcement) are the sheep dogs who keep the wolves away
from the sheep.

My deepest sympathy to the family and to his friends in law enforcement. We share the loss of Byron.
Joe Holley

Len Wilson

November 2, 2019

To James and Lauren Ann : I was so shocked to hear of Byron's passing! We shared some wonderful days in the turkey woods together. He left this earth early but his life experiences could fill several books, and several lifetimes. I will miss him. He was a good friend !

Marie Ramsey

November 2, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family . Byron was a great co-worker always lending a hand when needed. He will be missed. May God bless and comfort you all during this difficult time.

Craig Malone

November 2, 2019

Wow! Jan and I are shocked. Been several years but shared several good times with Byron deer hunting or just riding in the truck and talking. I will always remember his smile, he loved to laugh.

Prayers and condolences to his children and family.

Craig & Jan Malone

marcia williams

November 2, 2019

I remember going in West Virginia for a mission's trip about 15 yrs ago and Byron and Lauren were part of the team. It was rather rustic conditions at an old CCC camp if my memory is correct. Praying for the family.

Mike Sloan

November 2, 2019

So sad to hear of Byron’s passing. He truly will be missed. Praying for the family.

Pam Cooper

November 2, 2019

Byron was a breath of fresh air. Always willing and ready to help. Great example of gentleness and kindness. May the Lord be with the Williams family during this sad time and the days ahead. Heaven has surely gained an angel and the angels are truly rejoicing in our Lords presence. Love to you all Kim, James Byron, Lauren Ann and Erin .

John & Evelyn Sellers

November 2, 2019

John and I are so sorry to hear of Byron’s passing. It was a joy seeing he and Kim growing up with our children. He will truly be missed. God bless his whole family!