Claris (C.R.) Roosevelt Williams Jr., 79, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House.

He was born Sunday, November 24, 1940, in Iredell County, the son of the late Claris Roosevelt Williams Sr. and Georgia Anna Harris Williams.

In addition to his parents, Claris was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Byers Williams; one daughter, Penny Williams; and four sisters, Bertie Byrd, Annie Mae Cloer, Anita Turnmire, and Helen Bunton.

Claris is survived by one granddaughter, Tabitha Williams; one grandson, Charles Loftin; one great granddaughter; three brothers, Donald (Jane), Edsel (Lois), and Dennis (Ann) Williams; and two sisters, Loretta Mendez (Ray) and Delaine Williams.

A Private Graveside Service will be conducted in the Living Word Ministry Cemetery. Pastor James Lewis will officiate.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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