Robert Clark Williams, loving husband, wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather, son, and brother, passed away January 11, 2024 surrounded by his family at home after a fall. We are comforted to know that he is now reunited with his wife, the love of his life, in Heaven.
Bob was born in Ogden, Utah on February 7, 1936 to Melvin LeRoy and Lois Clark Williams. Bob was a gifted athlete and excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated from Granite High School in 1954 with scholarship offers for all three sports and ventured off to Utah State University to play basketball. He met his sweetheart, Joyce, while they were both attending Utah State. They dated for a short time and then he went into the Army for two years. Although they did not keep in touch, they were reunited when Joyce was crossing the street in Salt Lake, and Bob happened to be driving by. They were truly meant to be. He married Joyce Ann Larson on February 27, 1959, and they made their home in Bountiful, Utah where they raised their four daughters. Just before Joyce passed away, they celebrated their 62nd anniversary.
From humble beginnings, Bob and Joyce started Petroleum Equipment Company in 1980 and worked side by side for over 25 years. They treated everyone like family in the business. They built a successful business based on honesty and trust. Bob was a man of integrity, and his word was his bond. He was a hard worker and was still going to work a few times a week the week before his passing.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Because I have been given much, I too must give" described Bob. He was very humble and selfless throughout his life. Family was everything, and he wanted to make things easier for everyone. He was very generous and would always give extra money to his family, friends, and those in need. Bob and Joyce supported over 15 missionaries throughout the years, and most were not even his own family members. He supported and encouraged each grandchild-whether it was going to ball games, graduations, recitals, and being a good sport by taking everyone on fun trips. Bob and Joyce enjoyed golfing and traveling together over the years. After Joyce passed away, he told her to be watching because he was coming soon. We know they are having a sweet reunion in Heaven now.
Survived by his four daughters, Cindy (David) Cook, Terry Francom, Susan (Don) Peay, Shelly (Landon) Lewis, 26 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, and best friend of 62 years, Joyce; parents, Melvin LeRoy and Lois Williams; and his sister, Sharon Williams. The family expresses their gratitude for the care he was given by Dr. Tyler Williams and Megan with Aspire Home Health.
Friends and loved ones are invited to remember and celebrate Bob's life at a funeral service on Saturday, January 20, 2024. The viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., and the funeral will begin at 11:30 at the LDS chapel located at 200 South Eagle Ridge Drive, North Salt Lake, Utah. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery. The service will be live streamed on Facebook through Russon Mortuary and via Zoom. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com. Memorial donations may be made to Primary Children's Hospital which has been a big part of helping some family members.
Saturday, January 20, 2024
10:30 - 11:15 am (Mountain time)
Saturday, January 20, 2024
11:30am - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)