Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


July 2, 2012

John O. Williams Jr.: June 30, 2012

PLAINS — John O. Williams Jr. (Jay), 31, born July 11, 1980, died Saturday, June 30 due to injuries from a fall. Jay was a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University with a degree in exercise science. He worked with the family peanut business, Williams Warehouse, in Plains, Ga.

Jay was an avid sports enthusiast. He loved to run, climb, bike and canoe, and often participated in marathons, adventure races and orienteering races. In the summer of 2010 , Jay rode a bicycle across the United States with the Ride-Well Tour Org. to raise money for water wells in Africa.

Jay loved woodworking like both of his grandfathers. Jay was very strong in his faith for the Lord. He served his Lord by serving others. He was involved in many churches, study groups, Chrysalis events and many Christian charities. Jay was an inspiration in so many ways to so many people and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his parents, Cindy and John Williams; his sister, Leigh Anne; his grandmother, Mae Legg; and his girlfriend, Amber Morey. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Virginia Williams, and his grandfather, Bob Legg.

A visitation was held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 2 at Hancock Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. today, July 3, at Plains Baptist Church with graveside service following at Lebanon Cemetery in Plains. 

Contributions in memory of Jay may be made to Plains Baptist Church, 301 N. Bond St., Plains GA 31780, or to the Ride-Well Bike Tour a

To sign our online guestbook and express your condolences, please visit

Hancock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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