Robert D. Williams Jr., “Bobby”, 49, of Sinking Valley died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at UPMC Altoona.
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He was born March 28, 1970 in Tyrone, a son of Robert D. Sr. Williams and Shirley Ann (Hillard) Hosband. On December 28, 1996 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sinking Valley, he married Joy M. Kephart.
Surviving are his wife, Joy, two daughters, Jillian and Jaden,and his son, Connor (all still at home), his father, Robert D. Williams Sr. and wife, Darlene, of Tyrone, his mother, Shirley Ann Hosband and husband, Bob, of Altoona, his brother, Mike Williams, of Altoona, his sister, Amy Gearhart and husband, Thomas, of Hollidaysburg, his sister, Megan Alwine and husband, Kermit, of Altoona, father and mother-in-law, Preston and Janet Kephart of Altoona, two step-brothers, Chris Coover of Hawaii, and Jeff Coover of Pittsburgh, brothers-in-law John Kephart and wife, Julie, PrestonKephart II, and sister-in-lawBetsy Kephart and partner Mark Lewis.Nieces and nephews, Paige and Shyann Kephart, Collin Lewis, Savannah Price, Kermie Alwine,Brayton Coover and Dawson Coover. He was preceded in death by a step-brother, Tim Coover, and his grandparents, John and Josephine Hillard of Tyrone, and Joy’s grandparents, Henry T. and Grace Evelyn Kephart of Sinking Valley, and John M. and Jean Drake of Curryville.
Bob was a 1988 graduate of Tyrone Area High School, and he attended Williamsport Community College (PennTech). Bob was currently employed at Lawruk Machine and Tool in Altoona, as a Tool and Die Machinist. In addition, he was previously employed at Chicago Rivet in Tyrone,Gardner Denver, F.L. Smith, and Dixon Tool and Die in Tyrone. When employed with Dixon Tool and Die he earned Journeyman Tool and Die Machinist.
Bob enjoyed camping, family trips to Lancaster, PA, football, hunting with his daughter Jaden and his friends. and anything to do with trains. Bob was a family man whoserved as a Youth Soccer Coach, and he did his best to stay involved in all of his kids’ extracurricular and school activities. His family was simply his world.
Bob was an active volunteer with Warriors Mark 4-H, Tyrone Area Elementary School PTO, the Sinking Valley Farm Show Fair Board, and he was an advisory board member for Machining through the GACTC. He was also an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sinking Valley.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Friends will be received at Feller Memorial Home on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm, and at the church on Friday from 10am until the time of services.
Memorial gifts may be made to the 4-H Endowment Fund, 10722 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652. Please make checks payable to PSU.