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Memorial Mass

Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday June 15th, 2019

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St Stephen Catholic Church
Saturday June 15th, 2019

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Norman James Williams

Norman James “Jim” Williams 80, of Sanford passed away Sunday June 9, 2019 at home.

There will be a Memorial Mass at 2pm Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Stephens Roman Catholic Church, 901 Franklin Drive, Sanford, NC.


Jim is preceded in death by his parents Norman F. Williams and Rosemary Strohmenger Williams. He is survived by his fiancé Charlane Huff of the home, his sister, Beverly Vanasek of California, his daughters Holly Reedy (John) and Casey Shirey (John) both of Ohio and stepdaughters, Melanie Bean (David) and Melinda Wright (Chris), and 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


Jim enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1958 as a Parachute Rigger and served four years, he was extremely proud to be a Marine. Jim loved all sports, but his passion was golf. He was an assistant pro at an Indiana Golf Course in the 1960s, then when he decided to return to NC after falling in love with the state when he was stationed at Cherry Point, NC he then decided to become a professional Club Maker. Jim then spent the rest of is years building and repairing golf clubs. He owned and operated a golf pro shop in Sanford.


There will be no formal calling hours per Jim’s request, but there will be a reception at the church after the Mass.

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Thx you Rodney & Beverly You know we were contemplating coming out this summer to see you guys. Jim was suffering the last couple of years with shortness of breath to the point where he couldn't do anything he enjoyed anymore such as golfing, dancing and singing, but he was always the optimist and was always making plans to do all the things we wanted to do. It still was a shock when he passed. You know the old song "love is lovelier the second time around"? How true it was with us. We had a good 20 yrs. though but I was hoping for a few more years. Hope you are both doing well.

charlane Huff Jul 1 2019 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and loved ones at this most difficult time. Please allow this loving scripture found in the Gods word of a future promise provide you with comfort.
Revelation 21:4 - And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

Sheila Jun 20 2019 12:00 AM

Charlane, we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We were out of state and just read this at home this morning. What an incredible man and friend...our prayers are with you...Rodney and Beverly Dillard

Rodney Dillard Jun 19 2019 12:00 AM

Charlane, The picture on the obit page says it all,that the way I remember my friend Jim.was quite the character in a good way. When you walked into his shop the first thing you saw was that grin on his face. Comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

Jim Paschal Jun 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Norman Williams

Darlene Foster Jun 11 2019 12:00 AM