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Grover Blackburn Williams, age 89, of Jasper, FL. passed away on March 8, 2018 at Suwannee Valley Nursing Center in Jasper, following an illness of some time. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at West Lake Church of God. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Grover was born March 15, 1928 in Clearwater, FL. to the late James and Irene Anderson Williams. He was a builder by trade. He was a former resident of Clearwater, FL., Jacksonville, FL. and Live Oak, FL. In some circles the name Grover might not clearly identify him but the mention of "The Peppermint Papa" would surely turn heads. He was known for always having a pocket full of peppermints and sometimes perhaps gold dollars much to the delight of so many. He gave of his time, money and talents. Grover was active in the church no matter where he may lay his head at night you could rest assured that he had found a place of worship to take his family the next time the doors were open to worship. He went out West for a number of years, giving of his time to build new churches. He was captain of the church baseball team and did so enjoy the hours he spent with others on the baseball diamond. Sadly, he lost his first wife and the mother of his children, Marguerite Henderson Williams in November of 2010. He was also preceded in death by brothers, James L. and Teddy R. Williams. Grover was blessed a second time with a loving and faithful wife, Carolyn Williams of Jasper who survives him; four sons, Randy Williams (Diane), Panama City, FL., Daryl Williams, Madison, FL., Doug Williams, Jasper, FL. and Dan Williams (Regina) of Nebraska; two daughters, Janice Schiltz (Andy), Jennings, FL. and Diane Ackerman (John); five step-children, Tammy Smith, Brenda Schmitt, Janice Smith, Donna Kilpatrick (Kevin) and Jerald Smith; four sisters, Martha Henderson, Live Oak, FL., Donna Smith, Dothan, AL., Patty Dickinson, Dothan, AL. and Mary Stewart, Hudson, FL.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 13, 2018
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