Thomas Henry Williams Jr.
Thomas Williams Jr.  The Free Lance-Star

Thomas Henry Williams Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather
and great-grandfather, was born June 9, 1934, at Freedman's Hospital in
Washington, D.C., to Thomas Henry Williams Sr. and Roberta Smith
Williams. He went to his eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at
approximately 1:30 p.m. at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond.

Thomas, sometimes known as "Bobby," of King George, and his wife,
Loretta, were married for more than 47 years. They were married in
Goochland, at the home of her deceased grandmother.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta; four children, Lorinda T. Jeter of King
George, Anthony T. Williams and wife Linda of King George, Nathan H.
Williams and wife Monica of Henrico, and Sharon Y. Hayden and husband
Paul of Spotsylvania County; three sisters, Peggyanne Whitley of Camp
Spring, Md., Ro-Burma Ware of Randallstown, Md., and Janice Wallace of
Washington, D.C.; one brother, Miguel Williams of Suitland, Md.; seven
grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews
and friends.

Thomas attended
Central High School in Washington, D.C. He was a
Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. Of
the many places he was stationed, his favorite location was Greenland, where
he especially enjoyed mountain climbing. He attended the National Art
Academy and had an apprenticeship with the U.S. Government Printing
Office in Washington, D.C., where one of his more interesting duties was
working with Congressional Records. He was also on the Metropolitan Police
Force in Washington, D.C., and he worked at the Library of Congress for
several years, where he met his wife, Loretta. He also worked at White
Packing Plant in King George and Printpack in Fredericksburg.

Thomas had several hobbies: hunting, fishing, photography and traveling. He
especially enjoyed family histories, which is why he spent so much of his time
working with genealogy.

A viewing will be held Friday, March 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at A.L. Bennett and
Son Funeral Home, 200 Butternut Drive, Fredericksburg. The funeral will be
at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the funeral home, with viewing one hour
before the service. Elder Lindsay O. Green will officiate. Burial will be in
Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the American
Heart Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at albennettand