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John "JJ" Williams

July 15, 1982 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 38)

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John “JJ” Williams, age 38, Erwin passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his home due to heart failure. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County.

JJ proudly served Unicoi County as a volunteer fireman and law enforcement for many years. He also worked security for several years. He loved taking part in events throughout the county, including UC First and was always willing to help others. JJ was a member of the Erwin Moose Lodge and Erwin Elks Lodge. He enjoyed singing karaoke and going fishing. JJ was immensely proud to back the Blue.

JJ was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Helen Williams; maternal grandmother, Betty Tilson; aunt, Pam Tilson; cousin, Michelle Williams, and several other family members.

JJ leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Johnny Williams and Tammy Tilson Williams; maternal grandfather, JD Tilson; two daughters: Taylor Williams and Saylor Williams; one brother, Travis Harris; special friends: Jason Tilson, Adam Bailey, Daniel Carver, Casey Tweed, Randy Tweed, and Sam White; his dogs: Tex and Sarge; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends also survive.

A Celebration of JJ’s Life will be held later at the Erwin Moose Lodge.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Williams family.  (423) 743-1380.

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