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Welcome to the memorial page for

Mr. James Matthew Williams

January 31, 1930 ~ July 26, 2018 (age 88)

James Matthew Williams was born January 31, 1930 to the late James and Lenora Williams in Hartsville, South Carolina.  He departed this life on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

He was educated in the public schools of Lee County and graduated from Butler High School, Class of 1947. He attended Claflin College and Benedict College. He obtained numerous degrees in computer science and programming.

Matthew joined the U.S. Air Force and served two tours of duty to include the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a computer analyst for Hughes Tool, a software designer for NASA and an air traffic controller. He was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Matthew was predeceased by his parents, James and Lenora Williams; wife, Edith Williams and one sister, Penelope Nettles.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Vaughn (Renee) Williams of Houston, Texas; daughter, Sophia (Dennis) Addison of Woodlawn, Tennessee; sisters, Rosa (John) Nelums of Columbia, South Carolina and Luever (Thomas) Wix of Union, South Carolina; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and caring friends who will miss him dearly.



 Service Information

Memorial Service
August 4, 2018

11:00 AM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

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