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Obituary: WILLIAMS, ROBERT GENE

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014 7:05 a.m. MDT

Robert Gene WilliamsOct. 22, 1963 ~ Oct. 9, 2011WEST POINT, UTRobert (Bob) Gene Williams passed away October 9, 2011, following a valiant year-long battle with cancer. Bob was born October 22, 1963 in Delta, Utah, the son of James Sherman and Carol Brown Williams. He was raised in Sunset, Utah, and graduated from Clearfield High School in 1981. He served in the Oakland, California Cambodian-speaking LDS mission. He graduated from Weber State University with a degree in accounting. Bob married Tami Poll in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on June 30, 1988, and they lived in South Weber and West Point. They have one son, Preston. Bobby was a talented wrestler in junior high and high school. After a life-changing accident when he was 15, Bob became an exceptional water and snow skier. He loved the sport of soccer and played throughout his life. He cherished the friendships he made through playing, coaching and refereeing. He was also an avid runner, completing several marathons in recent years. Bob worked at IRS in Ogden for 24 years, and was currently a lead IT specialist. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served in many positions. He appreciated so much the support his coworkers, friends, family and neighbors gave him throughout his illness. Bob was an amazing husband and father and loved spending time with his family. Skiing with his son was his favorite activity. He loved being "Uncle Bob" to many nieces and nephews who adored him and was a true friend to all who knew him. Bob was an all-around wonderful man who will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife Tami, son Preston, his parents, sister Jolene (Rick) Leavitt, brothers Dale (Shelly) and Tom Williams. He is also survived by his in-laws, LeRoy and Venice Poll and many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved very much. His brother David preceded him in death. The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Vincent Hansen and his compassionate staff, as well as Drs. Chad Gonzales and Robert Moesinger for their care during Bob's illness. They also appreciate the outpouring of kindness and generosity they have experienced from so many people. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 14 at 11 a.m. at the West Point 8th Ward Chapel - 2865 W. 800 N. West Point, UT. The family will greet friends Thursday, October 13, from 5-8 PM at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road, Layton and from 9:30 to 10:30 Friday morning at the church.Interment, West Point City Cemetery Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com