Tony Williams

Tony Williams

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Anthony Frederick Williams, 57, of Asheville, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his residence. A native of Greenwich, CT, Mr. Williams had lived in Asheville for more than 30 years. He was the son of Joan Delfosse Williams and the late Robert M. Williams, Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ann "Piji" Williams. In addition to his mother, Mr. Williams is survived by his brother, Robert M. "Bobby" Williams, Jr., of Hong Kong, China. A memorial service for Tony will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Groce Funeral Home Chapel, 856 Tunnel Rd. His family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 100 Edgewood Rd., Asheville, NC 28804.

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  1. The very gentlest man I met in my years in Ashe-Vegas, as he called it laughing, that twinkle bright in this eye. I never make chili but for starting by dry roasting corn in a skillet, a’la Williams.

  2. So sorry to hear of your passing Toni. Loved to sit and chat with you. Very fond memories, a good man

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Tony Williams, 57, of Leicester, died on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his residence. A native of Yancey Co., Mr. Williams was a son of Carmie Wilson Williams and the late Dewey Williams. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Ike and Lynn Wilson. Mr. Williams worked as the owner and operator of T&D Trucking. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia King Williams; sons, Tony Williams and wife Shannon, of Candler, and Brian Williams and wife Tina, of Fletcher; daughter, Angie Ballard, Leicester; brothers, Randy, Scott, and Allen Williams, all of Burnsville; nephew, Jason Angel, of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, Tyler and Ryley Hess, Cameron, Macy, and Victoria Williams; and all of his extended family at T&D Trucking. A graveside service for Mr. Williams will be on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Webb officiating. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

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  1. Pat,
    Words can not express the sorrow that we feel for you and your family. We will always be here for you. Tony was a great friend and boss. God bless you and your family!

  2. pat & angie, i am so sorry, if i can do anything please let me know.
    you are in my thoughts & prayers, I love you both.


  3. Angie~I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. I know this will be a difficult time for you, but hang on to the memories you have of him, for you will never lose those. You will remain in my prayers, and if I can do anything for you, please do not hesitate to let me know. I’ve known you since kindergarten, and you’ve always been a wonderful friend to me. Just remember that the will of God will not take you where the grace of God cannot protect you. Keep you chin up and stay strong, and I have a feeling you will make your daddy very proud. Love you.

  4. Tony,Shannon, and all the Williams family: Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything you need or I can help with.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time. Please if there is anything I can do to make your time easier lean on me. I enjoyed working with Tony so very much as he has made my job easier so many times.

  6. Bug
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Ken & Kaleb
    and family

  7. Our prayers go out to the family,your loss is great but God has a good man and driver to guide everyone to Heaven.
    Ken& Patty Hamlin

  8. I truly enjoyed the brief time I worked with Tony. He will be missed here at Unyson Logistics. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Valerie

  9. I never had the pleasure to meet him. But I think the world of his son BRIAN{bullet}. I’m sure he was a FINE man to raise a son as good as he has.

  10. Bug and Brain you might not remember me but your uncle Mike was my step father Louise was my mom..I wanted to stop by to say i am very sorry for you lose i loved your dad to death he was always good to me and my sister Tony was a sweet man who would help any one.also Mike loved your dad Bug and Brain you will see your dad again one day. Love from the Owen family.

  11. Angie- I am so sorry for your tragic & unexpected loss. You & your family are in my thoughts during this very difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing your friends are here for you. Remember all the great memories you shared with your Dad & how proud he must have been to call you his daughter. He will forever be looking down and surrounding you with love.

  12. I am so sorry for your family’s loss.I don’t have words to make you feel better.I hope you know if you need anything I will be here for you.

  13. Pat and family, We are so sorry for your loss! Tony was a good man that would help anyone he could. Your family is in our prayers. James and Denise Plemmons

  14. Pat, Bug, and Brian, we are so sorry for your loss! Just remember the good times you all had with him and he will always be with you. If there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to ask.

    You are in our thoughts,
    The Powell Family

  15. Dear Family, We were so shocked to hear the loss of your father. We loved him! Your father was such a great person. Please know we are thinking of you during this time and let us know if we can do anything to help. God bless each of you during this time.

  16. Pat, Angie, Tyler, and Ryley. We are sorry about Tony. He was so respected by everyone who knew him. He was a good human being and he was a blessing to his family and friends.

  17. Tony, Shannon and family,

    I will remember your dad as always having a smile on his face. You are in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to ask.

  18. Big Tony was a great man, since the time i knew him he was always like a father to me. He will be missed very much.

  19. Dear Pat, Angie and family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. I look forwand to meeting Tony in heaven.

    Louie and Linda

  20. So sorry to hear your Loss – Bullet, Tony and Pellet.Know we love you and keep you in our hearts and prayers as you go through this difficult time..Love, Donna

  21. Pat and Angie,
    Sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him greatly. But just know that he is with God and the angels(our Granny) now and is at peace. Brison and I want you two, Tyler or Ryley know if you need us please do not hesitate to call you have become very special people to us and we love you dearly. Also Tony thank you for the many years of allow us to know you and enjoy all of your beautiful Christmas lights you will be missed deeply.

  22. To the Tony Williams Family;
    I was very sorry to learn of your great loss. I did not know Tony, but do share a kinship with him. His Grandmother Linnie Wilson was a sister to two of my Grandmother’s, Rose Ann Ledford and Martha Fender.
    Please except my sincere condolences.
    Harley Fender

  23. Ours prayers go out to all the family and friends. He was a very special friend and boss to us. We will miss him.

  24. to Bug and Brian your dad was a wonderful guy and will be missed by all those lifes he touch one way or another if it was helping someone he didn’t even real know to helping me build my race car he will be missed and your in our prayers

  25. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Tony Sr was such a kind man and we truly enjoyed working with him. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
    Trish Launer/ Unyson Logistics

  26. ~Remember that your
    loss is shared
    By many friends who care
    And that you’re in our
    thoughts and hearts
    And in our every prayer.~
    I am so sorry Bug and Brian
    He was a great Dad…we’ll all miss him…You’ll be in many prayers…We Love You!
    Aunt Judy

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