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Ward Harold "Bob" Williamson
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Obituary for Ward Harold "Bob" Williamson

Ward Harold "Bob" Williamson, 76, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, Feb. 23rd, at his home.

Bob was born in Baltimore, MD, on October 1, 1941, a son of the late Mary Louise (Shifflett) Warble and Emmit Williamson.

He worked for the Salvation Army and was a member of the Grottoes United Methodist Church.

On June 25, 1989, he was united in marriage to Darlene Sue (Long) Williamson, who survives.

Bob is also survived by a daughter, Bonnie Legg-Offenbacker, of Grottoes; a son, Ward "Woody" Harold Williamson and wife, Stacy of Falling Water, WV; three step-daughters, Shirley Strite and husband, Gary of Hagerstown, MD, Debbie Dellinger of Timberville, and Cherry Herring and husband, Jeffrey of Verona; step-son, Mark Long of Cumberland, MD; brother, Jeff Breeden and wife, Nancy of Staunton; two half-sisters, Tina Evans and husband, Chuck of DeWitt, VA, and Bettie Cox and husband, Ed of Disputanta, VA; three half-brothers, Emmit Williamson, Jr. of Colonial Heights, VA, Rickey Williamson and wife Darlene of Glenn Allen, VA, and James Williamson and wife, Charlene of Cheyenne, WY; 6 grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 19 step-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by step-father, Charles "Vernon" Warble; half-sister, Shirley Thomas.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8PM Sunday, Feb. 25th, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

A funeral service will be conducted 11AM Monday, Feb. 26th at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes with Pastors Brian Posey and James Kite officiating. Burial will follow at Sangerville Church Cemetery in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributins may be made to Sentara-RMH Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Grottoes Location

201 Dogwood Avenue
Grottoes, VA 24441

funeral service




11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Grottoes Location

201 Dogwood Avenue
Grottoes, VA 24441

Pastors Brian Posey and James Kite officiating.

Cemetery Details


Sangerville Church of the Brethren Cemetery

26 Vance Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Memorial Contribution

Sentara-RMH Hospice

2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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