Herbert Ceredig Williams, surrounded by his loving family, died peacefully on Sept. 24, 2018.
He was born to Austie Mary Herbert and David Chauney Williams in Kenmore, N.Y., on July 31, 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression. By the end of WWII, Herb lost his father and the family moved to Youngstown, Ohio, where he graduated from South High School and helped support his mother and siblings. Herb played tuba in the high school band and continued his interest in music at Youngstown State University where he lettered in swimming, hosted the radio program, Youngstown on the Air, was an ROTC Cadet, and graduated with a degree in education.
Upon graduation, Herb was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United Stated Army, serving two honorable years in Germany.
Herb began his career as a steel pipe salesman at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. He was transferred to Atlanta in 1957, promptly becoming a southerner. While living at the Darlington, he met the woman who was the love of his life, Doris Davis and they wed in June of 1959. Herb retired from American Cast Iron Pipe Company after 30 years of service.
Family, church, and friends were important to Herb. He was a member of Dunwoody United Methodist Church for 50 years, serving in a number of capacities. He enjoyed ushering and was an active participant in his Sunday School class.
Herb loved golf and was a member of the Atlanta Country Club and Rivermont Golf Club. He enjoyed opportunities to play Augusta National, the Old Course, and Pebble Beach. He was an active member of the Rotary Club and volunteered at the Community Action Center for many years.
Among Herb’s friends and neighbors, he was known for his quick sense of humor, the twinkle in his eye, and the pipe he hid in his pocket of his trousers.
Herb is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Davis Williams; his daughters Libby Lee Williams of Duluth and Mary Herbert Williams of Brookhaven; his son-in-law Allen Holland of Madison, Miss. Herb was predeceased by his parents, his brother David, his sister Ann, and his daughter, Lori Williams Holland.
Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Kathy Brockman, Minister. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Herb Williams Memorial Fund at DUMC.