February 23, 2024

CHARLES DWIGHT WILLIAM, 72, of Oneonta, Ala., passed away at his home on Sunday evening, Feb. 11, 2024. Born Dec. 5, 1951, he is preceded in death by his mother Christine Williams Jacks and grandparents Henry and Ethel Williams. Dwight is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Patti Moss Williams; sister Peggy Morris Mitchell of Jasper; daughters Lisa W. (Kyle) Coffee of Gainesville, Ga., and Natalie Williams of Ocklawaha, Fla.; son Alan D. (Dana) Williams of Shreveport, Cal.; and stepdaughter Natasia S. (Nick) Jackson of Oneonta. His grandchildren are Luke, Zack, and Nola Kae Williams; Mark Sibold; and Matthew and Jacob Hynds. Step-grandchildren are Wes, Wade, and Ellavee Jackson, and Isabella Waldrop. A 1969 graduate of McArthur High School in Hollywood, Fla., Dwight served as a codebreaker in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Due to his achievement in service and skills, he was promoted to Section Chief and oversaw the daily work assignments and training of personnel. Dwight was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation for Service, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Citation.

Having a strong work ethic, Dwight was a devoted worker and retired many times, from Kimberly Clark to U. S. Alliance, then Honda Manufacturing of Ala., and finally at the United States Postal Service in Gadsden. While at Kimberly Clark, he helped the mill transition to a new computer tracking system, composed a new operations manual, and trained operators. Dwight also received special recognition for naming a new product. In recent years, he was also a Federal Firearms Licensee. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, football, and classic movies. Dwight also loved to work in the yard and took great pride in its appearance. The family received friends on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Oneonta. Nick Jackson and Danny Adams served as officiants. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were John David Huie, Revis Isbell, Jerry Matthews, Charles Moss, Brent Strickland, and Chuck Warren. The family wishes to thank Dr. Saier Akers, Dr. William Thompson, and Dr. Benjamin Jones for guiding us through this journey, along with the thoughtful and kind staff at Alabama Oncology at Grandview Medical Center and the caring professionals of Oneonta’s Enhabit Hospice Services. A special jewel should go in the heavenly crown of hospice nurse Jessica Williams who so com - passionately took the helm Sunday to guide the last leg of his journey. Jessica, you were indeed heaven-sent. Lemley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.