Renia was born on November 27, 1949 in Calhoun. Son of Erwin R. Williams and Mamie Jo Rickett Williams. He had been employed by AFB Freight for many years and had recently received a Thirty-two year Safe Driver Award. He was a member of the Teamster’s Local # 515, Sonora Lodge F. & A.M. and the New Town Baptist Church.
Renia was instrumental in the formation and success of the annual Shirley Logan Memorial Golf Tournament at the Calhoun Elks Lodge. Recently he was honored with the addition of his name to the tournament. It will be known in the future as the Shirley Logan and Renia Williams Memorial Golf Tournament.
Renia is survived by his wife, Vickie Bagwell Williams; two daughters, Tracy Bennett and her husband Monty, Lorie Vest and her husband Barry; parents, Erwin and Mamie Jo Williams; one brother, Joel Williams; one sister, Rhonda Hicks and her husband, Lamar; four grandchildren, Chandler Vest, Mason Bennett, Landon Vest, and Myles Bennett; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 7th at New Town Baptist Church with the Reverends Walter Hare and Eddie Brannon officiating. Ryan Coker will have charge of music. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery. The body of Mr. Williams will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00pm prior to the funeral.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Tresley Garren, Bobby Logan, Wade Russell, Caris Ronald, Ricky Marshall, Terry Brown, Randall Patterson, and Randy Tate. They are asked to meet at the church at 12:45 p.m. Thursday.
Online condolences may be recorded at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com.
Thomas Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.