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Robert "Bob" "Barrel" Williams

March 14, 1944 — January 12, 2024


Robert “Bob” “Barrel” Williams passed away peacefully Friday, January 12, 2024 surrounded by his family at the age of 79.

No services will be held per both our wishes.

Bob was born Tuesday, March 14, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas to the late Carroll and Alma (Batson) Williams.  He attended and graduated from Amarillo High School, Class of 1962.  His career has included many jobs over the years but his real passion in life was getting into the funeral business.  He worked for Service Corporation International in Amarillo, Lubbock and Oklahoma City.  He acquired many awards for all his accomplishments as an area sales director while working for the company.  He and Brenda moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area and that’s when the two of them  started working for a family owned funeral home, Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth.  While employed there, the Browns added  a crematory and Bob took charge of that part of the operation.  This was a deep passion Bob had for the cremation process and by taking care of families and getting their loved ones cremated in a timely manner.  Bob had to reluctantly retire in 2019 due to being diagnosed with dementia but still would be working today if at all possible. 

Bob also loved life and lived it to the fullest!!  He and Brenda have been on 19 cruises together since 2012 traveling all over to beautiful places in the Caribbean, Bermuda and also to Alaska.  He also loved to collect caps and every port we went to or every ship we sailed on, he would buy a cap to add to his collection.  Sometimes he would buy extra caps just to give out to his friends and co- workers.  Bob also loved people and could strike up a conversation with anyone.  He could learn so much about a person just by talking to them for a few minutes.  If he ever ran into them again, he would always remember the conversations they had. Bob also loved playing bingo, blackjack and the slots and won one of the biggest bingo jackpots at Winstar Casino in Oklahoma. 

Bob was a loving and fun filled husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother in law and friend who could light up a room with his beautiful smile and those beautiful mischievous blue eyes.   God absolutely threw away the mold when he made Bob because there will NEVER be another one like him.  My  heart is and will always be yours forever!  Rest in peace to the "Love Of My Life."

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Carroll and Alma Williams; brother, Roger Williams; brother, Larry Williams; mother in law, Charlene Bragg; brother in law, Eddie Bragg; and brother in law, David Galligan.

Survivors:  Wife of 27 years, Brenda Williams; daughter, Kim Zaccardo and husband, Mike; son, Greg Williams and wife, Jodie; daughter, Tiffany Wiggs and husband, Kirk; daughter, Kelley Moss and husband, Bobby; former wife and mother of his children, Judy Riske and husband, Jerry; sister, Dorothy (Dot) Witt and husband, Kenneth; grandchildren, Alex Zaccardo and fiancé, Landon Schulle, Madison Zaccardo, Sam Zaccardo, Abby Williams, Brooke Wiggs, Jake Wiggs, and Gavin Moss; and blended family; son, Edwin Pollina and wife, Chasity; grandson, Anthony Pollina; granddaughter, Ashley Stegemeier and husband, Steven; granddaughter, Courtney Whisenhunt and husband, Michael; great grandchildren, Emma Whisenhunt, Vyssira Whisenhunt, Jackson Stegemeier and Riley Stegemeier; sister in law, Darlene Galligan; brother in law, Gayland Bragg and wife, Patricia; sister in law, Nancy Bragg; numerous nieces and nephews;  and many lifelong friends that are from his school days or in the funeral industry. 


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