Clifton C. Williams
Clifton C. Williams
  • April 9, 1935 - September 6, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Clifton C. “Diddy” Williams, passed away on September 6, 2017, at the age of 82.

Clifton was born in Wilmington, NC on April 9, 1935; beloved son of the late Joseph Earl Williams, Sr. and Louise Montford Rooks.

Clifton retired from the US Coast Guard after 22 years of service; after serving with the military, he worked for the Hilton Corporation for 20 years until he retired. After retirement he loved spending time with his family and friends in Carolina Beach; he also stayed busy with golf, fishing, working as an extra in the movies and spending time with many of his lifelong friends in Wilmington.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Earl Williams Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Linda Dormoy Williams; his children, Cliff (Suzanne) Williams, Tracey (Lee) Peters, Kathy Williams, Melody Williams, Nancy Williams and Karyn Andrews; one brother, Larry (Barbara) Williams; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at Masonboro Baptist Church, 1501 Beasley Rd., Wilmington, North Carolina 28409, on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your local hospice, Catholic charities, or Alzheimer’s Association.

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