Williams, James Madison

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James Madison Williams, age 78, of Christiansburg, died, Saturday, April 24, 2021. He was born in Montgomery County, VA on July 16, 1942 to the late James Emmett and Roma Sisson Williams. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Chandler Williams.

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Jimmy was also a member of the Christiansburg Fire Department since 1967, having served as the longest sitting Assistant Fire Chief and served as a member of the Southwest Virginia Firefighters Association and the Virginia Firefighters Association, where he is a member of the Hall of Fame. He managed Beaver Auto Supply for many years. He loved spending his summers as a member of the Montgomery County Game and Fish Club.

He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Tony Sarver, Terry and Denise Williams, Jeremy Williams (Sara); grandchildren, Madison, Peyton, Oakley and Rally Williams; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Buck Shrader, Becky Deweese; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special friend and neighbor, Neil Epperly. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Neal Turner officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, donations, may be made to the Christiansburg Fire Department, 110 Depot Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073.