Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

December 19, 2013

Bobby C. Williams

CROSSVILLE — Nov. 9, 2013

Bobby C. "Coach" Williams, 74, of Dayton, OH, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Heartland of Beavercreek. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ermer R. and America Williams; brothers, William M. Hodge and Carl Cecil Hodge; and sister, Anna Perrino. Bobby is survived by two sisters, Jean Vaughn and Jacqueline McGuire as well as his brother, Charles Williams; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Crab Orchard, TN, Bobby moved to Dayton for his senior year at Stivers High School and made an immediate impact on the Tiger football squad. His superior performance earned him All City Defensive Guard on both the Dayton Daily News and Journal Herald teams. He received a football scholarship at Central State University but withdrew from school after his freshman year and joined the United States Air Force.

After eight years in the military, Bobby received a sports scholarship from the University of Dayton, earning his Bachelor's Degree in 1970 and his Master's Degree in 1976. He made the dean's list and was a member of the Education Honor Society.

Coach, as he liked to be known, was employed by Dayton Schools in 1971 where he taught and coached several sports. He taught Health and Physical Education while coaching at Patterson, Stivers, Stivers-Patterson, Belmont and Meadowdale High Schools. Coach retired from teaching and coaching in 1990 and volunteered at Miami Valley Hospital and Kittyhawk Golf Course during his retirement. He was inducted into the Stivers Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Friends called at the Tobias Funeral Home — Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd., on Thursday, Nov. 14. A short visitation was held at the Evangel Church of God, 132 N. Smithville Rd, Dayton, with funeral services following. Interment followed services at Dayton Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions in Bobby's memory be made to the American Cancer Society . Condolences to the family may be made online at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

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