Bounds Funeral Home


Jacob "Jake" Lee Williams

October 17, 1984January 13, 2021

Jacob “Jake” Lee Williams was unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2021. Born and raised in Salisbury, he was a graduate of James M Bennett High School. Until his passing he had been a supervisor with Peninsula Water Conditioning for the last several years. Music was Jake’s passion. He spent a good deal of his spare time playing the guitar and writing music. Jake also loved to read. He was always eager to share what he learned whether it was from something he read, or had come across. Regardless of what it was, he wanted to tell you the whole story. The funny thing about his enthusiasm was it often turned a five-minute explanation into a twenty-minute story. He often had to be prompted to: “get to the point Jake!” which was usually followed by lighthearted laughter. He was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing of any kind. He also loved sports, especially baseball. He had played on teams since he was about five years old. When he was 15, Jake even had the opportunity to belong to the AAU Traveling All-Stars who finished 7th in the country that year. He loved his family and friends, and loved spending time with them. Jake was always the person whose first thought was to help anyone he could. His tender heart was willing to help anyone with anything they needed. He will always be lovingly remembered as someone who “truly cared.” Jake is survived by his precious sons Jaden Michael and Tristan Wyatt Williams for whom his world revolved around. His boys were absolutely “his everything” to him. Jake also leaves to mourn his passing his beloved parents Terry and Karen Groce Williams; his loving sister Jamie Williams DiLegge, dear brother Terry “TJ,” Williams, Jr.; and treasured nieces MaKayla and Paige DiLegge. Friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Bounds Funeral Home, 705 E Main St., Salisbury, MD from 1:00- 2:00pm where Memorial Services will begin at 2:00pm. Pastor John Kalfayan of the Crossroads Church of God will be officiating. In accordance with Covid-19 protocols protective masks will be required, and social distancing will be in place. You are invited to share a story or memory of Jake on the funeral home web page at


  • Terry L. Williams, Father
  • Karen Groce Williams, Mother
  • Jaden Michael Williams, Son
  • Tristan Wyatt Williams, Son
  • Jamie Williams DiLegge, Sister
  • Terry L. Williams, Jr. "TJ", Brother
  • MaKayla & Paige DiLegge, Nieces


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 30, 2021


Jacob "Jake" Lee Williams

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Ronnie Sterling

February 5, 2021

Well, I didn't know him to well, but I did know jake did the absolute best he could for his boys, he did have a big heart and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to meet a just all around " cool" dude", at Least now he has no more pain or worries god has him and best believe he is in a way better spot than us, ima miss u bud .

María José Esquivel

February 1, 2021

Jake! I met you this year in a art page on Facebook, you told me that my art was awesome and it was what you’ll like for your music project, I’ll always be grateful for your friendship and for trusted in me and my art to get along this project... I still don’t believe you aren’t here anymore, we had so much to do and to start. I know you’re doing music now at heaven, always being talented as you are, simply amazing. Thank you for making me appreciate more my art and drawings, I learned a lot from you, you’ll never be forgot and you’re always loved from your family and friends. Adiós amigo, nos veremos algún día. ♥️

Luis Santos

January 30, 2021

Jake, here's a pic of you and your buddy Andy Travers after his wedding. You being there really meant a lot to him. BUT you taking him under your wing during and after his divorce showed what a stand up guy you were/are. Helping him get out of the house and even exposing him to some good old manual labor while at the same time giving him advice and hope. That's just the person you were, you never asked for anything ever but you were there to help people you saw hurting. Thank you for taking care of our buddy Andy. We are still the three amigos.

Kristine Van Blarcum

January 30, 2021

When I 1st started to date Jacob I personally knew that he was a 1 if a kind, the fact that no matter whatever happened to him & I we had ALWAYS tried to make it work BUT as Nm whatever states I was moved around to. For the longest time ppl thought I was a military brat from moving around so much but I wasn't it was all my dad's jobs. But Jake was the Best, Kindly, True to himself & his family as well. Him & I wanted to stay together BUT he wanted kids & that scared ME so I think that's why he found who he found that said 1 was enough when really ended up having 1 more with him too. But he loved kids so he could have a million kid's & still have more names for the nests ME no way I didn't want any so I made sure of that. BUT if him & I personally was still together when we did talk about many things I told him if I was to have any it would have to be 1 kid & only with him. Jacob I totally remember when you gave me that. "Promise ring" since there was so many times we had talked about getting married how, when, where, who would
do it for us, how old we would everything. But the Williams family you did raise a VERY perfect gentleman that I can't ever say goodbye too I just want to say I'll see you overlooking please as my angle. I love 💘 you forever!! ALWAYS Kristine "KRIS"

Kathy Van Blarcum

January 29, 2021

Jacob were here in Salisbury to Celebrate your life and share all your amazing short life.Jacob you was such a lovely young man who lives you touched more than you know.Your boys will never forget how much you loved them and any free time was always with them.Thats what a real Daddy.I remember all your time you spent helping Patrick with his baseball.Poney League and seeing and hearing that sound when you hit a homerun.Giving Patrick all your used bats which to him was new.He was so excited to go to his Little League games and tell everyone that my sister Kristine Van Blarcum is her boyfriend so he gives them to her for me.Terry and Karen you raised a young man that was kind,would give you the shirt of your back,humble and always put you first.Im sorry that I didn't see Kristine and Jacob as husband and wife as they were talking about before this happened.I would of loved to of had my daughter have you both has her in-laws because she always loved you both as her second Mom and Dad.Jacob I am not saying goodbye but I will see you later.God please keep Jacob and his family and boys by your side through this very difficult time.In Jesus name I pray Amen.

Mariah Chatham

January 29, 2021

Jake changed my life in a way I will never forget. He may have started as my brother’s best friend, but he quickly became a friend to our entire family. Jake was always a kind, soft hearted young man who was always willing to help someone. If it wasn’t for his love of music and his pushing I would’ve never sang in front of anyone other than my friends and family. My favorite memories of Jake involved him and his guitar. I was always so mesmerized by his playing and his passion for it. We lost touch over the years as people do when they start their own families but I can’t imagine he was ever anything but an amazing father. The world is left with a big whole now that you’re gone, but you better believe you will never be forgotten! We love you always, sweet boy....

John Williamson

January 26, 2021

Sorry for your loss

Jeff and Barbara Kelley

January 25, 2021

Jake you are surely going to be missed. You left this world to soon. I know god has plans for you . We are glad we got to see you and boys at christmas. They are growing up so fast. You seem so happy talking about the songs you had recorded . You now can continue writing and playing for our lord. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God bless and keep Jaden and Tristen close to your heart. Rest in peace.

Debbie Wolf

January 25, 2021

Jake I remember meeting you for the first time, you were so quiet, so shy but such a gentle soul. Your eyes were so full of hope, magic and life. I begged you to run because you deserved so much more than you got. I'll never forget your smile and your devotion and love for your sons. Rest in peace now Jake, you are free.

Joyce McMillan

January 25, 2021

My Favorite memories of Jake was watching him blush...I was always teasing him just to watch him turn red and he had the cutest smurk on his face every single time no matter what...
I love him very much and will miss him dearly...
He has always had a place in my heart and always will....