Charles Edward Williams passed away September 15, 2022. He was born on March 19, 1951 to the late Bowden and late Leatha Williams in Newton Grove, NC. Charles was a graduate of Midway High School and attended Sampson Tech Community College until he was drafted into the United States Army. Before being deployed to Germany, Charles married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Jane Artis, in 1971.
After an honorable discharge from the service, Charles worked as a loan finance officer in North
Carolina, before transferring to Virginia in 1977. A year later, he started a career in car sales, where he managed several car dealerships and was often recognized as Top Car Salesman. After 25 years in car sales, he transitioned his career into home mortgage refinancing where he retired in 2013.
Charles devoted his retirement years to manicuring his lawn and advised neighbors when asked, for tips in making their lawns as pristine as his. He enjoyed watching the (former) Washington Redskins with his family and NASCAR races; and had the opportunity to attend several games and races.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 51 years, Sandra, and his children, Kimberly Minafra (Joseph) of Los Gatos, CA, Charles David Williams (Korri) of Williamsburg, VA, and Jason Williams (Molly) of Hamilton, OH; grandchildren, Brandon, Taylor, Carol, Shaelyce, Briana and Adam; a great grandson, D’Mari; his brothers, Clarence Williams of Raleigh, NC, and Cliff Williams (Janice) of Roseboro, NC, an uncle, Tommy Cole (Dorothy-Jean), two aunts Helen Chesnutt (Leonard) and Leola Strickland (Freddie), a niece Crystal Williams, and a nephew Brian Williams (Michelle). From his wife’s family; mother-in-law, Cora Artis of Four Oaks, NC, Archie Artis (Phyllis), Janice Rucker (Greg), and Vivilia Jolley (Stuart); and a host great nieces and nephews, cousins, other family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, located at 12983 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23608. In lieu of flowers, make your donations to Calvary Chapel in Newport News, VA.