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Roger Lyal Williams

December 4, 1930 — October 29, 2021

Mr. Roger Williams, age 90, of Franklin, KY passed away on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at his residence.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory.  Visitation will continue on Monday, November 1st, 2021 from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 1st at 11:00 AM with burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Roger was born on December 4, 1930 in Pratts Fork, OH to the late Floyd Williams and the late Anna (Sargent) Williams.  He is also preceded in death by a step-grandson, Ryan Coots; 2 brothers, Earl Williams and Fletcher Williams; 3 sisters, Eva Lewis, Joyce Browning and Roma Lee Crislip.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jane Williams; 5 children, Tim Williams of Franklin, KY, Ted Allen of Philpot, KY; Jennifer Carol (John) Gregory of Washington, DC, Joanie Lynn Madison (Dewayne) of Daphne, AL and James David Coots (Sandy) of North Carolina; grandchildren, Trai Williams, Trapper Williams, Travis Williams, Chris Williams, Jessica Rowland, Jared Rowland, Maggie Madison, Zac Madison, Trevor Madison, Josh Madison, Steffan Coots, Brittany Coots, Samantha Coots; great-grandchildren, Lyla Williams, Sadie Williams, Annalee Williams, Alice Williams, Jeremiah Williams, Liam Williams, Chris Williams, Jr., Damon Williams, Dominick Williams, Adalyn Crafton, Presley Rowland, Lainey Rowland, Wyatt Rowland, Braxton Madison, Jaxson Madison, Jenivieve Madison, Joshua Madison, Aspen Madison.

Roger was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin, KY.  He served in the US Navy and was deployed to the Korean War.  Roger worked from Tennessee Gas Company for 37 years. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Kentucky Colonels.  He was also a Mason in Hamilton, AL.  Roger enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing and his children and grandchildren.  He loved the Holidays.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY.  42104.  Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is www.gilbertfhonline.com.  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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Visitation

Monday, November 1, 2021

6:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Monday, November 1, 2021

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325 West Cedar Street, Franklin, KY 42134

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Monday, November 1, 2021

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