• May 26, 1949 - August 27, 2017
  • Beaverton, Oregon

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Robert Lee Williams was the second of four children born to Robert Darrell Williams and Nellie Elizabeth Dickinson on May 26th, 1949 in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Due to his father’s work on dams; he attended schools in several states. He graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1967. He entered the Air Force shortly after and served two tours in Thailand during the Vietnam War as an avionics communication specialist.

When he returned to the United States he settled in Washington. Robert found his niche at AT&T, where he worked for 15 years as a senior architect of wireless services. He made many goods friends and work comrades during his time there.

In 2012 after being diagnosed with prostate cancer for the second time, he decided to move back to Oregon to spend the rest of his time with his family.

He enjoyed animals, including his Dobermans, his cats, and even the squirrels and birds he fed from his back porch.

He had several hobbies which included hiking, flea markets, collectibles, and family get-togethers. Along with his hobbies he had numerous passions, such as photography, poetry, music, and movies. He was also an artist and created many wonderful portraits of family and friends. Robert was proficient at reciting, writing, and expressing so much through poetry. He always had a new song, artist, picture or movie to share when you came to visit him.

Education was very important to him and he took many classes, he even took part in teaching a few of them himself. Robert encouraged the young and the old to learn new things. Whatever projects he took on, he worked endlessly to complete them to the best of his ability.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, younger brother James, nephew Kenneth, and niece Christa. Robert leaves behind his brother Bill, who was his sidekick for the last five years of his life, sister Evelyn (Dennis), nephews Rod (Chrissy) and Loren (Tamara), their son Dillon (Alex) as well as Christa's children Angeline, Blake, Toby, and AnnaLynn, and many extended family members.

His kindness and generous spirit with be sorely missed by all his family and friends.