James "Jim" Williams

Born on February 20, 1947

Departed on July 24, 2017 and resided in Nashville, TN

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James Lewis "Jim" Williams

February 20, 1947 - July 24, 2017


Born in Murray, KY, his home since childhood was Nashville, TN


Preceded by:

Parents - Tom and Dorothy Williams

Sister - Diane Bonniza

Brother- Tommy Williams


Survived by:

Wife - Brenda Ann (Bethel)

Sons - Matt Williams (Jean); Sean French (Emily)

Grandchildren - William, Nate, Charlie, and Lucy French

Loving in laws, cousins, friends, and co-workers


Graduated Hillwood High School, Class of 1965.


US Army enlisted May 1965, stationed in Fort Campbell, KY, Williams was a member of the Third US Army HQ & Company A - 706th Maintenance Batallion, honorably discharged May 1968, and awarded National Defense Service, Vietnam Service with Bronze Service Star, and Vietnamese Campaign Medals.


He came to know, serve, and befriend many Nashvillians during his time at Hart Hardware and Steinhouse Supply, and was a faithful member and Deacon at the Bellevue Christian Church.


He loved his family, friends, fishing, and all things Big Orange!


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Bellevue Christian Church and the Bellevue Food Bank.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017, at 9:30am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Tara Williams officiating. The interment will be private at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Hugh Moffett, Tommy Bethel, Ley Brown, Duffy Schultz, Matthew Eley, and  Scott Mrzena

Visitation with the family will be on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, and on Friday after 9:00am at West Harpeth Funeral Home.





3 Comments to Mr. James "Jim" Williams

  1. Peggie J. Anderson
    July 26, 2017 12:54 am

    Jim’s welcoming, friendly and caring attitude was an encouragement to all of us. His love and devotion to Brenda was beautiful to witness, Always a caring friend and supportive when he thought someone else might be hurting.

    His generous heart was displayed by his support for the hungry in the Bellevue community and to the Bellevue Food Bank. He displayed his love for God and Bellevue Christ Church by his faithfulness in attendance, giving financially, and serving in every way he was able. Our hearts will ache when we see the glow of the candles that you so faithfully arrived early each Sunday morning to light, and then took your assigned station to welcome us with that deep voice, a cheering smile, and some kind remark as we entered the Sanctuary each week.

    We will remember and miss you, but we rejoice in the knowledge of your salvation, and our hope of spending eternity with you in the presence of our Lord. We pledge our love and support to Brenda.

  2. Tiffany Kincaid
    July 28, 2017 4:56 pm

    Brenda, I will pray for you and your family to have the strength needed to see you all through this difficult time.

  3. Brenda Griggs
    August 3, 2017 6:16 pm


    I can’t adequately express my sadness and regret that I was not aware of what you have been going through. Jim was such a wonderful man. He so loved you. I pray the LORD will comfort you and your family with a peace that passes all understanding.

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