Darryl Alan Williams, 61, beloved Husband, Brother, Father, Grandfather, and Uncle passed away on April 15, 2023 at Ascension St. Vincent's East in Birmingham, AL, following a brief illness surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born on October 25, 1961, in Rochelle, IL, the fifth child of Dewey and Elsie Williams. As a child, Darryl traveled with his parents and siblings as his father, a Missionary Baptist preacher, ministered the gospel across Illinois, Kentucky, Arizona, and Alabama. After moving to Alabama, Darryl met the love of his life Peggy Ann Welch. The couple were married on September 27, 1982, after a brief two-month engagement by Darryl's father. The couple's 40-year marriage produced one daughter, Heather Marie, and later a grandson, Joseph "Levi" Jackson Williams.
Darryl worked for many years at the Honda Assembly Plant in Lincoln, AL, and retired from the company. He was an avid Auburn Tigers football fan and War Eagle for life watching every season game. He also enjoyed watching basketball, westerns, and crime TV shows. Perhaps Darryl's greatest enjoyment in life came after he became a "Poppy," to his grandson, Levi, whom he adored and loved with all his heart.
Darryl was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dan; and nephews, Jeff Williams, and D.J. Shadburn.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Heather; and grandson, Levi, all of Moody, AL; brothers, Phil (Margo) Williams, of Las Vegas, NV, and Paul (Dottie), Williams, of Crest Hill, IL; sisters, Cynthia (Michael) Norman, and Sue Williams, of Yazoo City, MS, and Rhoda (Mark) Kyle, of Corinth, MS; chosen sister, Cuba Piersol, of Dora, AL; Uncle Jeffery (Nina) Wood of Morris, Al; sister-in-law, Donna (Dan) Williams, of Oxford, MS; nieces, Jennifer (Kevin) Sheetz, of Chicago, IL, Ashlee (Matt) Sampson, of Sparks, NV, Kristina Norman, of Madison, MS, Kelsie McLemore, of Corinth, MS, and Sierra Kyle, of Oxford, MS, Melanie, Maya, and Megan Goolsby of Morris, Al; nephews, Michael Norman, of Yazoo City, MS, and Jacob Kyle, of Corinth, MS, Logan Wood of Grantville, GA; three great nieces: Elizabeth, Olivia, and Adalynn Sheetz; and one great nephew, Greyson Sheetz; cousins Lisa Goolsby of Morris, Al and Jeff (Suzanne) Wood of Grantville, GA.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, from 6-9 pm at the Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Moody, Al honoring Darryl's life. The family would like to thank the CICU staff at Ascension St. Vincent's East for their care.