John Russell Williams, age 80, of Aiken, S.C., loving husband of Shelvedene Carter Williams and son of the late Frank Williams and the late Ruby Yaun Williams, entered into eternal rest at his residence on Monday, December 31, 2018. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Dana L. (David) Reno and Lynn R. (Jim) Stocker; a son, Curtis L. (Janet) Williams; a stepdaughter, Carleen Carter; a stepson, Glenn Gayle; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County, S.C. He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken, S.C. He had served in the U.S. Coast Guard. During his working years, he was in Sales Management with General Mills and with Win-Pac Paper Company. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, with all his heart, and they likewise loved him as much. A man of his caliber shall be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched during the 80 years that God granted him on this earth. Death cannot destroy precious memories, and he shall live on forever in the lives of his loved ones. Earth’s loss is truly Heaven’s gain. A service, celebrating his life and homegoing, will be held in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM with Chaplain Matthew Roberts officiating. Elijah Carter will give the Eulogy. The interment will follow at the Historic Graniteville Cemetery. The family has asked that memorials be made to the American Red Cross, 1314 Pine Log Rd., Aiken, S.C. 29803. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. is in charge of the funeral arrangements.