Robert L "Bob" Williams, Jr.
Robert L. “Bob” Williams, Jr., 71, of Norman passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Norman.
He was born on February 1, 1943 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. Williams, Sr. and Lucille E. Williams.
He is survived
by his beloved spouse, Suzanne L. “Suby” Williams; seven
children, four daughters-in-law, and nine precious
grandchildren, Robert L. Williams, III and wife Tracy and
Whitney of Oklahoma City; Tracy B. Williams and wife Lisa and
Kathryn, Addysen, and Isabella of Edmond; Richard B. Talley, Jr.
of Houston; Samuel L. Talley and wife Lisa and Jackson, Ella,
and Luke of Norman; Bradley D. Talley and wife Heather and
Kensington and Max of Norman; Stephanie Dahms of Oklahoma City;
and Brett Williams of Vienna, Austria.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Bob worked in the corporate world with General Dynamics, Stromberg Carlson, Noble Affiliates and Johnson & Johnson. Concurrently, he served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Bob returned to Norman in 1975 to work in OU’s College of Business as an administrator and adjunct professor of accounting. During that time, he lectured in Panama, Saudi Arabia and at the Pentagon for the College’s MBA Program.
Bob formed The Williams Group, CPAs, P.C. in 1980 to provide public accounting services to privately held companies throughout the world.
Simultaneously, he gave back to the Sigma Chi Fraternity serving as Chapter Advisor; Chairman of the Alumni Supervisory Committee; Treasurer of the Beta Kappa House Corporation; and member of the international audit committee. Bob was a Constantine Sig – the highest service award of the fraternity and recently received his 50 year service award. Suby is an honorary Sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
Bob was Treasurer of The American Portuguese Biomedical Research Foundation; member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; member of The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants; and member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church. He and Suby immensely enjoyed boating on Lake Murray with family and friends – old and new.
Memorials may be made in memory of Robert L. Williams, Jr. to The Sigma Chi White Cross Foundation c/o Mark S. Smith, 2200 S. Utica Place, #525, Tulsa, OK, 74114 or The American Portuguese Biomedical Research Foundation c/o Donna Patterson, 1800 N. Interstate Drive, #203, Norman, OK 73072.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 3939 West Tecumseh Road in Norman followed by interment at Warren Cemetery (Brookhaven) in Norman.
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