Bobby Ray Williams, 54, of 418 Green Forest Circle, Dunn, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill.
He was born to the late Pastor Mary Ruth Williams-Hayes of Rains, S.C. He was raised in St. James AME Church. Mr. Williams graduated from Marion High School in 1982 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in computer science from South Carolina State University in 1986. He joined Omega Psi Phi fraternity (Xi Psi Chapter) in 1984. Mr. Williams served in the U.S. Army as a Batallion Signal officer rank as first lieutenant promotable.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Dunn Chapel FWB Church, 607 E. Edgerton St., Dunn.
Survivors include his wife, Lora Smith Williams; daughters, Kenyata Goldston Abbitt of San Antonio, Texas, Shaniqua Laurell and Tyra Rae Williams, both of Dunn; father-in-law, Leonidas C. Smith Jr. of Greensboro; sister, Stephanie L. Williams of Latter, S.C.; brother, Bishop Willie Aaron Hayes Jr. (Sandra) of Marion, S.C.; and four grandchildren, all of San Antonio, Texas.
Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 7 at Dafford Funeral Home, Dunn.