Posted on: March 28, 2018
Dr. Williams was born in Bluefield, WV to the late Dr. George Clegg Williams and Murial Smith Williams and was also preceded in death by his son-in-law Michael McClure. He graduated from high school in Pearisburg, VA and went to Emory and Henry College where he received his Bachelor of Art degree in 1959. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 1963 and completed his residency in pathology at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Dr. Williams was drafted into the US Army and served his country during the Vietnam War . He achieved the rank of Captain and served as a Medical Officer at the Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC, the 121 EVAC Hospital in Ascom, Korea and Madigan General Hospital at Fort Lewis, WA.
Dr. Williams received his licensure to practice medicine as a board certified anatomical and clinical pathologist in Virginia in 1963 and in Tennessee in 1968. Dr. Williams was in private practice at Bristol Memorial Hospital from 1969 to 1970 and at Smyth County Community Hospital from 1970 to 2007, when he retired. He was a member of the American Medical Association, College of American Pathologists, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Virginia Medical Society, Virginia Society of Pathologists, Tennessee Society of Pathologists, Smyth County Medical Society, Southwest Medical Society and the Southwest Virginia Medical Society.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years Marjorie (Mardi) Williams, his children and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Emory and Henry College, PO Box 950 Emory, VA 24327, or to a charity of your choice.