May 4, 1932 — Feb. 2, 2014
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Robert M. Williams Sr. was born in San Diego, Calif. on May 4, 1932, and raised in his beloved town of Ramona, Calif. He passed away peacefully at home with his wife and daughter at his bedside after a seven-month-long battle with brain cancer. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Williams Jr.; daughter-in-law, Janet Williams; sister, Betty Lee; parents, Alethia and William McKenzie.
Bob was a man of many talents. He was a master flytier and artist. He loved fly fishing, camping and creating fly fishing arts and crafts to sell at High Hill Ranch and many other art shows. He owned three auto body and paint businesses over the years. Most recently, he owned Hangtown Auto Body and Paint for 35 years in partnership with his son, Bob Jr. He took pride in repairing cars and having happy customers. His other love was motorcycle racing with his son. This included flat track, motocross, short track and most recently, trials.
Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sherry; daughter, Susan (Chris) Paris; sister, Patricia (Gil) Little; brother, Jack (Judy) Williams; grandchildren, Jamie and Kenny Williams, Ryan and Scott Paris and Megan Ruiz; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed greatly by his family, fishing buddies and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held March 23, at the Veterans Hall on Placerville Drive, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pot luck dishes would be appreciated.